A victorious Arlovski used a homophobic slur during a post-fight interview with Jon Anik, saying the following during an emotionally driven moment.
“Once again I will tell everyone shut your (expletive) mouths about my ‘glass chin,’ so go f*ck yourself, fa**ots,” Arlovski said (via Mike Bohn of MMA Junkie). “That’s it. I proved to everyone you’re f*cking wrong.”
Arlovski, in a statement to MMA Junkie, would issue an apology for using the homophobic slur:
“I apologize to anyone I offended with my poor choice of words. I did not mean to offend any one group or person. I am deeply sorry and will not use these type of words in the future.”
The UFC also issued a statement to MMA Junkie on the matter, stating that they have already discussed the matter with Arlovski:
“UFC is aware of the recent remarks from heavyweight athlete Andrei Arlovski. The organization does not condone any disparaging comments regarding race, religion and/or sexual orientation. We have already addressed this issue directly with Andrei and his team. This is an ongoing priority for the organization, and there will be continued monitoring of these types of situations moving forward.”
There is no word at this time as to whether or not Arlovski will face any fines or sanctions for using the homophobic slur at UFC San Antonio.