The fuckover is now complete: Andrei Arlovski will face off against the Ultimate Blanket Jake O’Brien in the preliminaries of UFC82. That’s right, baby: going out against a blanket in the dark matches. When Dana White wants to bury you, he buries you good.
Let’s quickly run through the events leading up to this news, Fightlinker stylez:
May 2007 : Arlovski sucks it up against Werdum, loses his title shot.
August 2007 : People realize something is up. Where the fuck is Andrei?
September 2007 : It comes to light that Zuffa has benched Arlovski until he agrees to a new contract
October 2007 : All quiet on the Arlovski front. We take the down time to analyze his girlfriend’s titties.
November 2007 : Dana White says he has no idea why Andrei Arlovski isn’t fighting. He claims he’d be on a plane to Chicago in a second if there was something that could be done. Later that month Dana White reiterates on a phone interview that he doesn’t think Arlovski is going anywhere.
December 2007 : Well shit! Word starts to come from legit websites (aka not us) that Andrei is waiting his contract out and plans to jump ship. Arlovski’s people quickly state for the record that this is retardulous (nervously eying the UFC’s legal team while they say it).
January 2008 : Andrei Arlovski’s management and trainers look like they’re going to be participating in the IFL. Eyebrows are raised across the board and people await the inevitable backlash from Dana White, who hates the IFL with the intensity of 5000 suns. That’s when we hear the first mention of Arlovski getting ousted by way of blanket.