Just as we hear the news of Andrei Arlovski’s headlining debut for Affliction 2 “Day of Reckoning” has been indefinitely postponed. Sherdog is reporting that Andrei Arlovski and IFL’s Roy Nelson (13-2) have been offered a fight at the upcoming EliteXC “Heat” slated for Oct. 4th.
Arlovski’s management team would not comment Wednesday on the proposed bout, while Nelson’s attorney, Rod Donohoo, also refrained from remarks. However, Sherdog.com has learned from separate sources that both fighters have agreed in principle to the match and that contracts have been issued for review.
The fight might not be such a bad thing for Affliction. Arlovski would get some network television exposure, making him a bigger draw if Affliction ever decides to puts together a show.
Also, he should make quick work of Roy Nelson who lost to Arlovski’s last opponent Ben Rothwell back in his IFL days.
The fight has been confirmed By EliteXC’s Jeremy Lappen:
“This is yet another testament to EliteXC’s willingness to work with other MMA promotions to bring the best possible fights to the broadest possible audience. Special thanks to the hard working team at Affliction and of course our partners at CBS and Showtime.”