Andrei Arlovski Out for Six to Eight Weeks Following Shoulder Surgery

October 30, 2014
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No. 7 ranked UFC heavyweight Andrei Arlovski will be out of commission for a while following successful arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder last week.

Arlovski’s manager, Leo Khorolinksy, informed UFC Tonight that the former UFC heavyweight titleholder would be sidelined for six to eight weeks while he recovers and rehabilitates.

The Belarusian held the UFC strap in 2005 and defended it twice before losing to Tim Sylvia at UFC 59. Following his UFC 82 win over Jake O’Brien, Arlovski voluntarily left the organization to fight in other promotions. He fought for Affliction, EliteXC, Strikeforce, ProElite, ONE FC, and World Series of Fighting before returning to the Octagon in June.

The 35-year-old is currently riding a four-fight winning streak. He’s won both of his fights since returning to the UFC and is coming off a first-round knockout of Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in his last outing at UFC Fight Night 51 on Sept. 13.

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  • Tom Jolley

    Arlovski vs Mir or Nelson

    • TheCerealKiller

      Nelson has yet to put on a show that anyone gives a rats ass about.

      • Cereal’s mom

        This is true. But begs the question, namely, did anyone care about Nelson before TUF or expect him to do well in the UFC? No. No one ever cared about him and no one will care about him.

        He is a mid-tier gatekeeper, that’s all.

        His wins are all from up and coming guys and retiring legends. His losses are all to people that matter.

        Pretty much put anyone in the top 10 against Nelson and Nelson will crumble.

        FYI, Nog is not top 10. He has been out of top 10 for years but the MMA ranking some how put him in there all the time. Who has Nog beaten in the last five years? Brendan Schaub???? And he lost to Mir (who is a borderline top 10) and Roy Nelson (who is also a borderline top 10) in brutal ways.

        Match Nog up with someone like Todd Duffee and see what happens. If Todd Duffee is not top 10, how can Nog be top 10?

    • Steven Mark Tobin

      Andre already destroyed Nelson via wicked TKO. No need for that fight and Mir is so far past his prime, he’d get murdered.

      • Guest

        Andre’s glass chin plus that fight had a very controversial stand
        up,there was some fuckery in those elite xc fights. and Mir and him were
        supposed to fight for the tittle back in the day i would love to see
        them finally fight before its to late, its kinda like Chuck vs Silva
        better late than never

        • Steven Mark Tobin

          He doesn’t have a glass chin. You try getting by someone who weighs 240+ with power and see what happens. Even someone who weighs 155 and hits with power can ko most anyone.

          • Steven’s dad

            Umm… sound dumb.

            A glass chin is a relative concept bro. If you get hit by a 155lbers, you will get KOed. If Cain gets hit by a 155lber he may or may not get KOed, depending on how he gets hit.

            For a professional MMA HW, Arlovski has a glass chin. Compared to you and me, he doesn’t.

            Also, whether or not someone has a glass chin is determined by his fight record. Go look at each of Arlovski’s losses and see every majority of them came from and in what fashion. KTFO, right?

            So either this guy has a horrible defense and just sucks, or he has a weak chin. In either case, the fact of the matter is, he gets KTFO each time someone lands his fist on his face (whether chin, jaw, neck, temple).

            God. You are dumb.

  • The Truth

    Mir would be a good one.