Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei Arlovski is back in action at UFC Fight Night Fort Lauderdale, facing Augusto Sakai in a heavyweight division affair.
Arlovski, who has competed for nearly two decades as a professional MMA fighter, plans on competing for another four to five years.
“Best-case scenario, (I want to keep doing this for) maybe four, five more years,” Arlovski told MMA Junkie. “We’ll see. I still have, like, at age 40, I’m training more than I used to train when I was 25. Every morning, when I wake up in camp, I remember what I want. I want to be champion of the world again. I got a few losses right now, I think it’s like 50-50, but fact is I lost a couple of fights and I’m just in the beginning of my way again.”
The former heavyweight champion is currently in the midst of his second run with the UFC, holding a 6-8-0 record during that time period.
Even though he has been competing for almost two decades now, one thing Arlovski still has is the fire to continue fighting.
“I just still have some stuff to do and I feel like I still have fire in my eyes I still have energy,” Arlovski said. “My body feels good, so why not?”
UFC Fight Night Fort Lauderdale takes place on Saturday, April 27 from the BB&T Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with Ronaldo Souza and Jack Hermansson headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on ESPN.