Andrei Arlovski turns down fight with Sean McCorkle

Former UFC heavyweight champ Andrei Arlovski snapped a four-fight skid last month at ProElite’s revival in Hawaii with a third round TKO of Ray Lopez, a bout marking the first of what is expected to be multiple appearances in the promotion for “The Pitbull”. In fact, Arlovski has even been rumored for action on the re-formed organization’s mainland debut in November.

However, it appears at least one opponent ProElite had in mind for Arlovski will not be in the cards – Sean McCorkle.

According to a report from MMAFighting where multiple sources were cited, Arlovski’s team turned down “Big Sexy” as an option for undisclosed reasons.

Given Lopez’s record was 5-2, it’s hard to believe the issue would relate to Arlovski feeling as though the 12-2 McCorkle is inferior competition. However, after the danger the 32-year old Belarusian found himself in at times against the overmatched Lopez, speculation might point to self-preservation as the real root of his disapproval.

Arlovski Holds on to Win in Third Round at ProElite Event

McCorkle has won both of his fights since being released by the UFC with a pair of first frame tap-outs. He has finished eleven of the twelve opponents he’s defeated with the bulk coming by way of submission.

PHOTO CREDIT – PROELITE