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UFC Heavyweight Division: Where Is Andrei Arlovski?

Tim MortonCorrespondent INovember 1, 2007

Icon Sports MediaUFC fans once believed that Andrei Arlovski was unbeatable—but over his past four fights, he's a mediocre 2-2.  

Could this be the end of Arlovski?  

His last fight against Fabricio Werdum was a dull one, but it's important to remember that Arlovski had to win if he ever wanted to fight for the UFC again.

Arlovski did what he needed to do to secure the victory. That’s all anyone can ask from him.

I don't think Dana White appreciates the fact that Arlovski and Tim Sylvia carried the UFC heavyweight division for years. Dana needs to give Andrei a chance. He's earned that much.

Arlovski has two wins in a row, but that doesn’t seem to make a difference. Cheick Kongo also has two wins in a row, and he's almost in line for the title—a little ridiculous if you ask me.

Many MMA sources have Arlovski waiting to hear when he will fight next. But with Mark Cuban starting up his own MMA organization, can the UFC really afford to delay?

The answer is simple—NO!

With the sudden departure of Randy Couture, the heavyweight division is already hurting for talent—and if Sylvia wins the title again, it'll mean more of those old boring championship bouts.
 
The fact is that Andrei Arlovski is one of the top three heavyweight fighters in the world, and he isn’t fighting.  

Arlovski has beaten strikers, wrestlers, and jujitsu artists in convincing fashion.  So let's get him back in the Octagon—where he can prove he's the best heavyweight currently employed by the UFC. 

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