I’m told that Tim Sylvia and Andrei Arlovski are going to need another rematch because the results of their last rubber-match were inconclusive. Their inevitable upcoming fight will be their fifth, and considering the beef started over Arlovski’s ex-girlfriend being woo’d away by ‘The Maine-iac,’ you know the only way one person truly wins the battle of superiority is when one he is standing over the other in a match that lets both fighters compete ‘to the death’. Luckily, OneFC has done away with their ‘open attack’ rule, and they’re going to adopt full PRIDE FC-esque soccer kicks whenever, wherever, and regardless of whether the referee doesn’t want you to punt your opponent’s face. Under this new set of rules, Andrei Arlovski would have been declared the winner in Manila this past weekend, but instead, he was disqualified. Andrei doesn’t care though. Here’s what told AXS.tv (transcription by MMAMania) about the whole situation:
About my fight with Tim Sylvia, it was ruled a ‘No Contest,’ but, to be honest with you, I don’t really care. For some reason, when the referee raised his arm up, it’s like he gave me a signal to kick him. Even if he didn’t raise his arm up, I would have done it anyway, because Tim said, before the fight, that he was gonna kick me if he had the opportunity. It’s exactly what I told Travis Browne and Greg Jackson. I told them this, and I don’t really care if they disqualify me or not. If I have an opportunity for a soccer kick, I’m going to do it, and I did.
The Bushido spirit is strong within Andrei Arlovski. Kicking a man in the face was the only thing that was important to him and that’s a message we can all get behind (once the rules allow us to get behind that). By having the rules changed to avoid controversy, Arlovski not only won over fans of MMA in Asia, he did it at the expense of an official MMA victory because he loves you all so much. The next time you see Andrei Arlovski, give him a big hug and thank him for bringing soccer kicks back to MMA in their free-spirited entirety.