LAS VEGAS – For being a former UFC heavyweight champion in the midst of an unlikely career resurgence, Andrei Arlovski's nonchalant approach toward redemption is kind of refreshing.
"One step at a time," said the 36-year-old after a rousing first-round knockout of former teammate Travis Browne at UFC 187. "Obviously, in the future I want to be a champion. But sooner or later, it doesn't really matter. I can be in line like the other heavyweights, so I'm good. I still have few more years in the UFC."
Grinning from ear to ear after the fight, the victorious Belarusian was understandably pleased with his performance against Browne. It was not only one of the greatest rounds in heavyweight history – it the early frontrunner for Fight of the Year, and it marked his third consecutive victory since returning to the UFC in June 2014 after nearly six years away from the place where he first became a world champion.
Arlovski reigned as UFC heavyweight champion from Feb. 2005 to April 2006. WithRead More »from Why former UFC heavyweight champ Andrei Arlovski isn't pining for a title shot