Fight has torn teammates Alistair Overeem and Andrei Arlovski apart

May 6, 2016 11:30 am by Russell Ess

JacksonWink MMA Academy heavyweights Alistair Overeem and Andrei Arlovski are set to fight this weekend in the main event of UFC Fight Night 87 in Rotterdam.

While Overeem and Arlovski were never best friends training together at the gym, the fight has brought out much more animosity amongst the two products currently training out of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

“There’s no relationship,” said Arlovski on UFC Tonight (transcribed by MMA Weekly).

Arlovski said that Overeem asked the UFC for the fight, which put their coaches in a predicament.

“He put Greg Jackson and Mike Winkeljohn in a spot. In my opinion, it’s not right,” said Arlovski.

When asked if Arlovski and Overeem would be training together after their fight, “The Pitbull” took a very clear position.

“Absolutely not,” he said when asked about the possibility. “Absolutely not. No.”


Shouted out after victory to the UFC masses, BJPENN.COM is the home to multiple time champion BJ Penn. After a decade of on-line operation BJPENN.COM has evolved into the most reliable destination for all your fighter interviews, fighter blogs and MMA/UFC news stories.

Advertise with us

For all advertising inquiries click here.

About us

Please contact us for all website inquiries.