Former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski is on the road to regain his title, which he lost to Tim Sylvia at UFC 59 in April 2006 courtesy of a knockout punch.
His journey back to the top began at UFC 66, with a first round knockout of Marcio Cruz, reminding fight fans that he is still a force in the division.
At the end of that road, however, Arlovski could find himself someday locked in a cage with Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic — provided the Croatian can beat Gabriel Gonzaga and current keeper of the belt, Randy Couture.
Even before that can happen, "The Pitbull" will have his hands full on April 21 at UFC 70 against UFC newcomer and top-ranked Fabricio Werdum.
However, a future showdown between Cro Cop and Arlovski is just too good not to discuss. And, the Chicago Sun-Times recently did just that with its local star.
Here's a snip from Arlovksi on a potential fight with Cro Cop:
''Why not? A lot of people would like to see it. I think it would be a good fight and a good test.''
Without a doubt, it's match up that most fans have wanted to see for a long time. Whether or not it ever comes together, however, will depend on what happens in three weeks in Manchester, England.
Clearly, wins for both fighters could set them on a collision course for later this year.
And if that does happen, I'm willing to be it'd be better than "good."