Andrei Arlovski Storms Out Of Russian Interview After Getting Clowned

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Former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski isn’t exactly happy with how he’s been promoted by a certain Russian media outlet.

The Belarusian brawler, who’s called the United States his home for some time now, recently appeared on a Russian show only to see them introduce him with a video of him being knocked out by Alistair Overeem.

Arlovski will face Shamil Abdurakhimov at Saturday’s (Sept. 15, 2018) UFC Moscow, the promotion’s debut on Russian soil. He was feeling a bit of favoritism in this media appearance.

In the video, Arlovski calls out the show for rooting for Russian fighters:

“We are live, right? OK, let’s just stop this interview. You are rooting only for the Russian fighters. Thank you, good bye.”

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The former champ has seen better days in his decorated UFC career, having lost six of his last eight pro MMA bouts.

But it’s a bit misleading as well, as he only recently lost a close decision to Tai Tuivasa ar June’s UFC 225. The loss snapped a two-fight win streak, something he’ll be looking to rekindle in Moscow this weekend.

When he does, it doesn’t seem like he’ll have the backing of the Russian media behind him.