Las Vegas, NV – Former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski has been warring successful the octagon since 2000 erstwhile helium made his debut. That nighttime helium defeated Aaron Brink via submission. On Saturday nighttime helium tied the all-time wins grounds successful a split-decision triumph implicit Jake Collier.
The combat ended up being precise adjacent connected the people cards with 1 justice giving 3 rounds to Collier, but the different people cards sided with Arlovski awarding him the decision. The triumph was the important portion to him.
“It meant a lot, but I was scared, and my coaches were scared. I said successful an interrogation earlier that I person to instrumentality to this crippled plan. I didn’t instrumentality to this crippled program adjacent similar 99%. I’m definite upset, and I was truly disquieted erstwhile the archetypal justice gave Jake 3 rounds I was similar F…bleep bleep bleep.” Arlovski told reporters successful his post-fight media scrum.
Collier enactment a batch of unit connected Arlovski choosing to enactment successful the erstwhile champions look trying to onshore near hooks and implicit manus rights.
“I was benignant of amazed due to the fact that helium gave maine unit each 3 rounds. I thought possibly helium was going to springiness up successful the mediate of the 2nd to 3rd round, but helium came backmost and I said ‘What the f*ck’. I kept my hands up, I conscionable got 1 cut, helium got much cuts. I saw that my close manus landed, I missed a mates of spinning backmost fists, but wide it was ok. I inactive person to enactment connected my wrestling,” Arlosvski said.
During the bout determination was plentifulness of caput clashes arsenic some men take to duck and propulsion overhands constantly. Naturally the attacks caused capable caput clashes that the referee had to pass some men.
“I was frightened that I’m going to chopped you know. It was what I was disquieted about. No cuts conscionable but this one, but doc did a large job,” said Arlovski.
Even with tying the record, and the triumph implicit Collier extending his existent triumph streak to 4, Arlovski is thankful for 1 happening successful particular.
“I’m 43 and I’m inactive fighting.”
Watch the afloat UFC Vegas 53 post-fight media quality from Andrei Arlovski above.