UFC heavyweight contender Andrei Arlovski has a few choice words for fight fans who were critical of his performance against Frank Mir at UFC 191 earlier this month in Las Vegas (watch it).
In short: "F--k you."
"The Pitbull" expressed his frustration during a recent conversation with Submission Radio, saying that before you bash him or his colleagues, try lacing up some gloves and putting in work inside the Octagon.
"You know what, I just don't want to be rude, but f**k all the people. It's just easy to stay on the couch and say something. Just put your gloves on and step in the Octagon with someone. Listen, I did what I did and actually I'm happy about some parts of the fight. For example when he took me down, he looked for a Kimura. I just escaped, I got out, and by the cage I pretty much controlled him the whole time. So there were some good parts of the fight that I was happy about. But of course it wasn't a KO, and that's why people think 'oh it like...'. But it's not the worst performance. I saw the fight a few times already and I won every round compared to the judges. I don't even listen or read some stuff from the Internet."
Take that, you Monday morning black belts.
While the much-anticipated heavyweight showdown with Mir wasn't exactly the barn burner rabid fight fans had hoped for, Arlovski wants to remind you that getting a knockout each and every fight is simply not possible.
Nevertheless, a win is a win and Andrei has now collected six in a row, including four inside the eight-walled cage since making his return to UFC over a year ago.
Whether or not it's good enough to warrant the next shot at the 265-pound title, remains to be seen.