Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Andrei Arlovski vs Roy Nelson Set for EliteXC on CBS 3 on October 4th

Sherdog's Loretta Hunt has the Scoop

At least two fighters will not sit on the sidelines following the postponement of Affliction’s Oct. 11 “Day of Reckoning” event in Las Vegas.

Former UFC champion Andrei Arlovski (13-5) and IFL kingpin Roy Nelson (13-2) have been offered a heavyweight bout at EliteXC “Heat” Oct. 4 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla. The event will be aired live on CBS.

Arlovski’s management team would not comment Wednesday on the proposed bout, while Nelson’s attorney, Rod Donohoo, also refrained from remarks. However, has learned from separate sources that both fighters have agreed in principle to the match and that contracts have been issued for review.

There are also rumors that Josh Barnett turned down this opportunity to fight Arlovski on CBS because he would've had to take a pay cut.

This certainly strengthens the card for the more knowledgeable fan. I've never been a Roy Nelson fan, it just seems that every time I see an interview with the guy he comes off as a cocky prick. Arlovski is on a different level than Roy is, Arlovski should dominate him.


Anonymous said...

josh barrnett = pu$$y
forget about the money, you beat arlovski you could sneek a shot at fedor. Now arlovski will kill nelson and be stuck in the same place just with a few dollars in his pocket. a loss could hurt his rankings as a top contender.

mom said...

Arlovsky will take Nelson in the first round by way of knock out. Arlovsky is too fast of a stricker for Nelson. Nelson does pretty good against big slow guys with no speed or tecknique.. It will be nice to see him roll on his stomack as he hits the ground.