UFC FN 111: Andrei Arlovski’s “Taking One Step at a Time” Following Recent Run of Losses
By Kelsey Mowatt
Andrei Arlovski remains a top ten ranked heavyweight, despite having lost four straight fights, but “The Pitbull” isn’t talking about making another title run as UFC FN 111 nears.
The 38 year-old Arlovski will take on Marcin Tybura this Saturday at the Singapore event, after dropping consecutive bouts to Stipe Miocic, Alistair Overeem, Josh Barnett and most recently Francis Ngannou.
The former champ has been down this road before, and has worked his way back into contender status. Case in point, Arlovski exited Strikeforce in 2011, having lost four in a row, and proceeded to go 10-1, with 1 no contest, before facing Miocic.
Recently Arlovski spoke with UFC.com, and while doing so, he made sure not to drop any names, other than Tybura’s:
“Tybura is a very aggressive fighter,” said Arlovski. “He has great kickboxing technique, so I have to be worried all the time; he’s very dangerous. One step at a time and we’ll see what happens after.”
And while reflecting on his recent stretch of defeats, Arlovski stated:
“Each fight, each mistake was in the back of my mind as I prepared and I addressed them. I consider myself a smart person, a smart fighter, so I took lessons and I know what went wrong, so it doesn’t make sense right now to complain or point to someone.”
Tybura has gone 2-1 since joining the UFC, and the fighter is currently ranked #13. Arlovski is sitting in the #8 position