"Of course it's nice to have a victory, but deep inside ... bad feelings," Arlovski said this week on his live chat. "I feel like it's exactly what I said, like I punched my mother or father ... my brother. Victory is victory, of course. I'm happy I made some money. Hopefully it's the first and last time I fight my friend."
Literally crying, Arlovski explained his brief post-fight interaction with Browne.
"I told him, 'Listen, brother Travis. I'm sorry to whoop your ass.' He's a real gentleman guy. I'm talking right now and have tears in my eyes."
Browne wished Arlovski well just before he was pulled away to speak with Joe Rogan in the Octagon.
"Don't ever f***ing say you're sorry," Browne told Arlovski. "You understand? I love you man. You better go get that strap now, you hear me? It's your job."
"Listen, I'm not a 20, 25 year-old guy who doesn't give a f**k about friendship," Arlovski says. "Who just thinks about money. With experience you have different priorities in your life. Friendship for me, right now, is more important than being on top."
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Everyone keeps asking bout @BensonHenderson fight! Ben can you plz let me & all the fans why u won't fight all of a sudden? Reality set in?— Michael Johnson (@FollowTheMenace) May 26, 2015
.@FollowTheMenace Mwahahaha, you being serious bruh, reality??? No need to sell yourself like McGregor, I'll throw you a whoopin no prob...— TheOnceAndFutureKing (@BensonHenderson) May 27, 2015
.@FollowTheMenace Keep your integrity bruh, you'll go farther...trying to talk smack, not your strong suit...— TheOnceAndFutureKing (@BensonHenderson) May 27, 2015
.@FollowTheMenace The cage doors are gonna shut and you're gonna locked in there's with me, no whack smack talk is going to save you...— TheOnceAndFutureKing (@BensonHenderson) May 27, 2015
dewaynezinkin Called me in 2001 and said hey this new sport mma may just be for you, so after ur done... https://t.co/z5PgooNCaY— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) May 26, 2015
Get well soon.
It'll never end.
At the UFC post fight show trying not stare Bisping in the "eye" so could understand what he was... https://t.co/E0gY6Mh68B— Luke Rockhold (@LukeRockhold) May 26, 2015
Duck, duck, goose.
WOW check out this video sent to me from 64 year old Willy 'O Toole!! What an inspiration! http://t.co/qLSWaHNydk— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 27, 2015
Here you go Willy O' Toole!! Thank you for that inspiring video of support! I still need w... https://t.co/cjIXd44Kcr— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 27, 2015
The last 10 years of playing GTA has prepared for this exact moment pic.twitter.com/Hfrde6HaXW— Cowboy Cerrone (@Cowboycerrone) May 26, 2015
Announced yesterday (May 26 2015)
Hacran Dias vs. Chas Skelly at The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 4 Finale
Magomed Bibulatov vs. Donavon Frelow at WSOF 22
Mike Kyle vs. Tyrone Spong at WSOF 22
FANPOST OF THE DAY
Today's Fanpost of the Day comes via tedbear.
The Market Problem: Selling Lemons to Fighters
Donald Cerrone makes good money. His 2014 earnings from the UFC alone likely total about $650,000 (disclosed and inferred paydays from four fights with win bonuses and three performance/knockout of the night bonuses). However, is this amount fair? It is hard to say because neither we, the fans, nor "Cowboy" (I presume) have unfettered access to UFC balance sheets. While we cannot deny that Zuffa's UFC diligently cultivated, heck, even created, the market in which Cerrone earns a nice living, we also cannot deny that the UFC clearly has the upper hand in negotiating fighter contracts.
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