Getting To Know Andrei Arlovski

I, Marco Antico, regret to inform the MMA Community that the previous "Getting to Know Andrei Arlovski" published on November 1, 2004 on MMAFighting.com was in fact not the real Andrei Arlovski. I was contacted by an individual claiming to be Alexandre Andrievski, Andrei's trainer. This imposter went to great lengths to fool me and the MMA community. The matter continues to be under investigation.

Andrei Arlovksi would like to make it clear that he has nothing but the utmost respect for Ken Shamrock, Frank Mir and everyone else in the MMA Community. Andrei is not the type of fighter that would ever trash talk in order to hype a fight. Instead of making enemies, Andrei wants to make as many friends as possible here in America. He, himself still feels like somewhat of an outsider to this country.

Andrei would like his fans to come watch him fight because he is an exciting fighter and not because there's some sort of manufactured bad blood between him and his opponent. This may be a slower way to build up one's marketability, but ultimately the Arlovski team feels as though it's the most solid way. Andrei is naturally a quiet and humble person. The ability he has in the octagon speaks for itself.

Sincerely,
Marco Antico and the Arlovski Team

Getting to Know the REAL Andrei Arlovski

MA: Andrei, do have any comment on the decision of Ken Shamrock's team turning down the fight with you for UFC Japan?

AA: The decision of the team is the decision of the team.

MA: Can you confirm or deny rumors about a possible fight with Tim Sylvia at UFC 51 on February 5th?

AA: I'm training for February. No doubts that I'll be ready to fight Tim Sylvia. However, ZUFFA makes the final decision. I'm in a good shape and ready to fight anybody.

MA: Okay, let's get right into the "Getting to Know" questions as I think we've said everything else there is to say about you up above in our refutation of the fake interview.

1) WHICH CDs ARE MOST OFTEN IN YOUR CD PLAYER?

I have liked to listen to European dancing music. Lately my friends started to give me CDs with a bit different music - like DMX & 50 Cent.

2) WHAT DVDs HAVE YOU PURCHASED LATELY?

Historical movies: "King Arthur", "Troy", "Braveheart", and others.

3) ON A SCALE OF 1 to 10, RATE YOUR COOKING ABILITIES

5

4) DID YOU IMAGINE YOURSELF DOING WHAT YOUR DOING NOW?

10 years ago - no. 5 years ago - I knew for sure that I'll be competing in MMA.

5) FAVOURITE SPORT/HOBBY ASIDE FROM MMA

I like to read books and listen to music. When I'm not training for a next fight I love to spend time with my friends and go to night clubs.

6) WHAT TIME DO YOU GO TO BED AT NIGHT?

When I'm training for a fight I go to bed at 10-11 P.M. If I'm not training I can go to bed even in the morning.

7) FAVOURITE ALCOHOL?

I prefer light alcohol cocktails.

8) WHAT WAS THE FIRST NICK NAME ANYONE EVER GAVE YOU?

Eagle. My last name in Russian language is spelled as Orlovski; Orl is closed to Orel, which means eagle.

9) IF YOU COULD HAVE A 10 MINUTE CONVERSATION WITH ANY HISTORICAL OR PRESENT FIGURE WHO WOULD IT BE?

With any historical figure? Then I'd say Field Marshall Alexander Vasilievich Suvorov, who lived in the 18th century. He was one of history's greatest commanders, probably the greatest military commander of all time.

With present figures I'd say Mike Tyson and Kosta Tzu.

10) WHO DO YOU THINK IS THE HOTTEST ACTRESS IN HOLLYWOOD?

Angelina Jolie and Cameron Diaz.

MA: Okay, thank you for your understanding in this matter and your continued support to myself and MMAFighting.com. Is there anything you would like to add?

AA: It's sad if anybody of my fans read the fake interview with me and changed their opinion about me. I hope it didn't happen. To all my fans, thanks for your great support. See you in February!

My apologies to Sean O'Haire who's interview got pre-empted by this. Sean's interview will be up early next week here at MMAFighting.com.

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