Andrei Arlovski announces departure from UFC, but denies retirement at age 45: 'records to break'

Ultimate veteran completed 43 fights for the organization and won the heavyweight title

A. Arlovski (photo) is going through a delicate phase and has lost the last four fights. Photo: Reproduction/UFC

Former UFC heavyweight champion (up to 120,2kg) and great MMA veteran, Andrei Arlovski Finally, he announced his departure from Ultimate after fulfilling his entire contract with the company. Despite the negative phase in his career, where he hasn't won in five fights, the 45-year-old athlete refused to hang up his gloves permanently and guaranteed that he will pursue different paths in other organizations.

“I knew it would be my last fight. The UFC proposed doing something, but I didn't want to. My UFC chapter is closed, but not my MMA career. It was my last fight in the UFC, but I'm not done fighting yet. More shit is coming, we are working on things”, declared Arloviski in an interview with The MMA Hour.

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As he continued his speech, Andrei revealed his main goal to be achieved in his career.

“I want to break some more records. One of them is Bernard Hopkins, who was champion at 48 years old. Obviously, Uncle Dana White helped me buy a new house, but I need to pay the bills. I have a newborn baby, so I need to do this for a few more years,” he concluded.

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A. Arloviski will continue competing in MMA after leaving the UFC. Photo: Reproduction/UFC

Suffered by five consecutive setbacks, Andrei has not triumphed since 2021 when he overcame his opponent in a split decision from the judges. With 42 fights in Ultimate, the fighter ended his legacy in the organization with 23 victories, 18 defeats and one unsuccessful fight.

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