Andrei Arlovski has been fighting professionally for over two decades, and he’s hoping to keep going for a few more years yet.
The former Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight champion has fought in World Series of Fighting, Affliction, Strikeforce, EliteXC, One Championship and M-1 Challenge and is currently still active in the UFC’s heavyweight division. The 40-year old “Pitbull” is due to fight his 29th UFC fight when he takes on Augusto Sakai on April 27 at UFC on ESPN 3.
Arlovski told MMAJunkie.com that he’s training more than ever and hopes to continue fighting professionally for a few more years.
“Best-case scenario, (I want to keep doing this for) maybe four, five more years,” Arlovski said. “We’ll see. I still have, like, at age 40, I’m training more than I used to train when I was 25. Every morning, when I wake up in camp, I remember what I want. I want to be champion of the world again. I got a few losses right now, I think it’s like 50-50, but fact is I lost a couple of fights and I’m just in the beginning of my way again.”
UFC Fort Lauderdale is expected to be headlined by Ronaldo Souza and newly announced opponent Jack Hermansson who has stepped in as a replacement for Yoel Romero.