MMA Arlovski signs with Affliction to fight Rothwell + Dana White's response

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    Andre Arlovski vs Ben Rothwell at Affliction: Banned

    May 12th, 2008 | by Dr J

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    Affliction just announced today that Andre Arlovski and Ben Rothwell will fight each other at Affliction: Banned on July 19.
    The “Banned” fight card will be the first show promoted by Affliction and has one of the best fight cards of the year. Rothwell still is under contract with Adrenaline MMA but is fighting with permission on the Affliction card. Since the inaugural Adrenaline event is just a month earlier, he will not be available for the Adrenaline show.
    Here is the current fight card for the Affliction: Banned event:
    • Fedor Emelianenko vs Tim Sylvia
    • Josh Barnett vs Pedro Rizzo
    • Ben Rothwell vs Andre Arlovski
    • Aleksander Emelianenko vs Paul Buentello
    • Matt Lindland vs Fabio Negao
    • Renato Sobral vs Mike Whitehead
    • Savant Young vs Mark Hominick
    • Brett Cooper vs Mike Pyle
    • Ray Lamaza vs Justin Levens
    • JJ Ambrose vs Patrick Speight
    ** UPDATE **
    The original story on Adrenaline MMA’s website has been taken down and as a result I removed the link from my post as well. Also, I have since updated the post to [Rumor] status and am trying to reconfirm the bout through some other sources.
    ** UPDATE 2 **
    It appears that none other than Ben Rothwell himself has confirmed the story in the Sherdog.net forums. So, rest easy boys, I don’t post stories without the [Rumor] tag unless I’m sure they are legit.


    http://www.mmahq.com/2008/05/12/andre-arlovski-vs-ben-rothwell-at-affliction-banned/





    Dana White:

    "We were just talking about Arlovski. We want to sign him. It’s our intention to sign him. But I don’t know. We’re, well, I don’t know. We want to. Whether we will or not, I have no idea. We like Andrei and I know the fans like Andrei. I hope we can do something.”

    http://mmamania.com/2008/05/13/ufc-quick-quote-dana-white-has-no-idea-about-andrei-arlovski/
     
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    I am very excited, but it looks like they are going to use IFL rejects just like the UFC uses TUF rejects.
     
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    im buying this ppv if the promise to show the top 6 fights :o
     
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    This is actually a decent card for a company that has had a really rough start.
     
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    AA is a product of the UFC hype machine and is universally over rated.

    I will still watch him fight on this card though. :)
     
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