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Andrei Arlovski: 'I just can't lose again'




"After I lost to Brett Rogers, I had meetings with all my trainers, and they gave me a lot of ultimatums. They said that I had to do it their way, or that I would have to start to look for new trainers. When I fought Rogers I didn't stick to my game plan and I didn't take him seriously. Everything happens for a reason, and I'm more disciplined now. I'm definitely going to stick to my game plan. No more flying knees like against Emelianenko. No more putting my hands down like I did against Rogers. No more losing. I just can't lose again. It's very dramatic for me to lose fights and I want to climb back into the top. It's going to be a very tough and important fight for me."

Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei Arlovski tries to crawl out of the 0-2 hole he finds himself in after back-to-back losses to Fedor Emelianenko and Brett Rogers in 2009. "The Pitbull" faces the dangerous Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva at Strikeforce: "Heavy Artillery" tomorrow night (May 15) in St. Louis and could find himself difficult to employ with another disappointing loss. It should be noted the Belarusian has never lost three straight fights and may have finally gotten the wake up call he needed against "The Grim" last June. Can he return to form and climb his way back into contention? Or is it too little, too late?

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