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Andrei Arlovski Now a Free Agent After Affliction Contract Expires

Andrei ArlovskiVeteran heavyweight Andrei Arlovski is now a free agent after Affliction opted not to re-sign “The Pitbull”, whose contract recently expired following back-to-back losses.

Arloski competed exclusively for the UFC from 2000 through 2008, including a reign as the promotion’s heavyweight champion, but was allowed to become a free agent in early-2008 despite a three-fight win streak and promptly signed with Affliction. After victories over Ben Rothwell and Roy Nelson pushed his win streak to five-straight, Arlovski suffered first-round knockouts to top-ranked heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko and undefeated prospect Brett Rogers.

Affliction vice president Tom Atencio confirmed the news on Tuesday with Fighters Only, and also that the company will keep Tim Sylvia under contract for now despite back-to-back losses of his own and that Affliction has no plans for Fedor’s  brother Aleksander Emelianenko to fight for them in the future.

[Pictured: Andrei Arlovski]

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