“The report was absolutely not true, and the UFC is working closely with us.” Khorlinsky said. “They haven’t been disrespectful to us. (Arlovski) has stated numerous times that he’s looking forward to his next fight with the UFC.”
That fight will likely come in March, according to Khorlinsky. Currently, only UFC 82 (March 1 in Columbus) has been officially announced by the UFC.
“When we talk to the UFC, we keep it confidential, and they keep it confidential,” Khorlinsky said.
Of course, I’m sure there are lawyers in the UFC’s vast legal empire who would have taken MMAWeekly’s claims quite seriously, possibly considering them a precursor to breach of contract. Why oh why would Andrei’s management team ever deny something like that??? And we should remember that MMAWeekly is a totally shoddy website that’s always getting stuff wrong. Oh wait, no they don’t. Hmmm.
Long story short, people: if someone denies something that they’re legally not allowed to admit they said, there’s a good chance they’re fucking lying, especially when you’ve got an established and reliable news source reporting the exact opposite.