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Andrei Arlovski To Fight At UFC 82?

Andrei “The Pitbull” Arlovski may be making his long awaited return to the octagon on March 1 in Columbus, Ohio at UFC 82 “Pride Of A Champion” according to Roman Modrowski of the Chicago Sun-Times,

Toward the bottom of Modrowski’s article, which begins by discussing some issues Don King apparently has with the UFC, it reads:

Arlovski’s back….

Look for Chicago’s Andrei Arlovski to return to the Octagon on March 1 in Columbus, Ohio. The intensely popular Arlovski has been in limbo because of contract negotiations since defeating Werdum on April 21, 2007. This will be the last fight of his UFC contract.

At first this all seems like great news for fans just itching to see “The Pitbull” return to competition after working as the head of security on the Jerry Springer Show. But according to a report from MMAjunkie who spoke with Arlovski’s management team, the 28 year old Belarusian has not officially signed to fight at any event just yet. Though it is true that Arlovski has just one fight remaining on his UFC contract before it expires in April, we still cannot confirm if in fact Arlovski will be making his return at UFC 82 or another future event.

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