MMAWeekly.com on Sunday reported that Andre Arlovski was reportedly planning to wait out his current Ultimate Fighting Championship contract and then explore his options with other organizations.
That information was included in a report from the HDNet Fights event this past weekend that focused on UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture stating that he has not retired and that he is waiting for his UFC contract to expire.
Leo Khorlinsky, a representative of Arlovski’s, told MMAWeekly.com on Monday that the report was not true. “It is completely false. We have a very good working relationship with the UFC. Our negotiations with the UFC are confidential, we do not talk about them.”
He continued, “Andrei is very hurt by these false statements. He is a UFC fighter and is looking forward to his next fight in the Octagon.”
Arlovski is the former UFC heavyweight champion, a title he won by defeating Tim Sylvia at UFC 51 on Feb. 5, 2005. He currently holds an 11-5 professional record having won his last two fights in the Octagon and is ranked as the No. 7 heavyweight in the world.