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K-1 makes official announcement on Andrei Arlovski

By Zach Arnold | September 19, 2010

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Both Remy Bonjasky and Badr Hari are off of the card that takes place on 10/2 in Seoul, South Korea at the Olympic Gym. So, here is the World GP 2010 Final 16 card line-up:

Plus these others fights:

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18 Responses to “K-1 makes official announcement on Andrei Arlovski”

  1. No surprises on who doesn’t end up in the tourney. That basically means Bonjasky is through with his career. Arlovski as a replacement though is a little odd, IMO. Also means that its either Ghita or Schilt winning this.

    BTW, Chael Sonnen tested positive for PEDs/diuretics/something that wasn’t coke or weed. Oops, LOL.

  2. Mark says:

    So is the immediate rematch we absolutely had to have for the security of the planet still on? LULZ!

    I cannot stop laughing. This must be what the Fedor-haters felt after the Werdum fight.

    Here’s a guy the entire internet gave typography fellatio in every single word they wrote about him pissing dirty. A guy who was GOING TO RESTORE HONOR TO THE MIDDLEWEIGHT DIVISION BECAUSE THAT DAMN BRAZILIAN A-HOLE WON’T FIGHT~! Pissing dirty. Hilarious. AND THE REMATCH WAS GOING TO DO 48 MILLION BUYZ U GUYZ~!

    But I’ll bet Dana gives him the Sean Sherk treatment and pretends like it never happened to save his cash cow.

    Although the conspiracy theorists might say since this happened at the same exact time the drug tests were coming under intense scrutiny, the AC may have thrown him under the bus as a sacrificial lamb.

    So come on Sonnen worshippers, let’s hear the excuses. Did Silva break into his hotel room and stick him in the hindparts with a needle full of roids while he slept 2 nights before a fight?

  3. David M says:

    They need to move the Belfort-Okami match from November up to October so that Belfort, err, the winner, will have enough time to be ready to fight Silva on Supa Bowl weekend.

    • Mark says:

      I wouldn’t be so quick to say Belfort is a shoe-in to beat Okami. Never forget that the man is very skilled at losing fights he should easily have won. And he has lots of trouble with good wrestlers.

      • David M says:

        Yeah, I know Vitor has far more losses than he has any right to given his natural gifts, but I don’t see Okami posing any problems. Okami is a good but not great wrestler with good but not great subs and bad striking. Vitor’s wrestling is underrated, his hands are awesome, and at 185 he seems to be destined for the title.

        • Mark says:

          We’ll have to disagree on this one. I think he’s incredibly gifted, but I don’t think Belfort lived up to his hype beyond his first few years in MMA, and that was a lifetime ago.

          Outside of that, his only big wins are against guys nobody believes are relevant to MMA anymore like Lindland and Franklin.And I think it’s very fair to put Belfort in that category with those two and Couture, Ortiz, Liddell, Wanderlei, ect. as guys who should really only be fighting each other instead of the bigger and faster new school.

          And as for his wrestling, his win-loss record to wrestlers speaks for itself. He couldn’t handle Couture, Ortiz, Henderson, or want to test Sakuraba’s grappling. I think Okami is about as fun to watch as grass grow, but he’s a very good wrestler who can absolutely control Vitor for a win. Of course I’d love to see Vitor bring crazy-fast fists back and knock Okami into next week and having a shocking Randy-like career that’s better in the end than it was in the beginning. But I don’t see that happening.

  4. Mark says:

    And oh man, I was too busy laughing about Sonnen to really give glassjaw Arlovski kickboxing in K-1 a good laugh. Man, I’m going to pass out from all this hysterical laughing I’m doing.

  5. liger05 says:

    Arlovski is getting knocked out again

  6. 45 Huddle says:

    On the Sonnen situation….

    1) Sonnen is a cheater and should be out for hopefully a year due to his actions. Sonnen pissing hot just cost him a huge payday.

    2) Silva goes from the guy the UFC hated to a guy they should be kissing his feet. If he didn’t pull of that miracle submission…. This story would be 10 times worse.

    3) The UFC is lucky they didn’t officially announce a date and a venue for Silva/Sonnen 2 yet. On the Fight Night, they said the fight was scheduled for Jan, but with no real date.

    4) They can still do Silva vs. Belfort/Okami if the winner of that fight is healthy and they do it on Superbowl Weekend. It’s a quick turn around time, but it can be done.

    5) This proves that the testing does still work to some degree. It’s hardly a perfect system, but it’s still catching some offenders. Which is a good thing.

  7. 45 Huddle says:

    As for K-1….

    I’ve said it before but it needs repeating here. I don’t care if a fighter does K-1 or MMA. But I get annoyed when they do both.

    Strikeforce’s Heavyweight Division is basically at a stand still due to 25% (2 of 8) of their better Heavyweights doing another sport.

    It just makes it impossible to make good fights when this is happening.

    • Mark says:

      They need to make money first and foremost. You can’t fault them for taking a pay day.

      Plus Overeem is stalled anyway since his only two options are fighting Werdum who is on the shelf or haggling with M-1 management for months for Fedor. If he has any fight but those two everybody will bitch about how he’s ducking top competition and then he’s Fedor 2010.

  8. liger05 says:

    “Ok so sounds like it’s confirmed that Sonnen failed drug test when he fought Silva. Apparently he was taking meds 4 flu n that made positive”

    http://twitter.com/nathanmarquardt

    Isnt this the usual excuse?

  9. Mr. Roadblock says:

    It’s a dated excuse.

    The main ingredient in Theraflu, Phenylephrine, used to be a banned substance because it was thought to enhance performance similar to ephedrine.

  10. robthom says:

    Kharitonov makes me sad.

    He could have been easily top 5, maybe even #1.

    Its like watching a Shelby Cobra sitting in a field and rusting away.

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