Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Arlovski to Fight for EliteXC

EliteXC has announced Andrei Arlovski will fight Roy Nelson on October 4 on EliteXC-CBS Saturday Night Fights (how are they still using this terrible name?). For a change, the news is good for EliteXC, who have had a difficult time of late thanks to money losses and fighter disputes. Affliction has agreed to loan Arlovski and Nelson to EliteXC for this fight. The full details of the agreement have not been made public. With all the money troubles EliteXC has, I find it difficult to believe they are paying the salaries of the two fighters, especially Arlovski's. More than likely, the deal will bring Affliction some promotion on a nationally televised event, in exchange for paying for all or a portion of the salaries.

No word on how Arlovski's participation on October 4 could affect his future with Affliction. It seemed likely he would face Fedor Emelianenko at the next Affliction show in January. However, with the possibility of a loss to Nelson, it seems the Fedor fight could be jeopardy. In which case, Josh Barnett would become the likely opponent.

1 comment:

hundred dollar man said...

I hope Arlovski loses. I want to see Barnett go against Fedor. Arlovski will get killed like Sylvia. He doesn't have the ground game to stay with him. Barnett can a little.