Former UFC Champion: ‘I Played Russian Roulette’

When Andrei “Pit Bull” Arlovski left UFC for Affliction in 2008, he was considered to be hot on the comeback trail, and perhaps one of the sport’s fastest-rising stars — especially after ending Ben Rothwell’s 13-fight win streak in Affliction: Banned on July 19 of that year. But he had also ended a relationship with former Playboy model Patricia Mikula. And it wasn’t long before his downward spiral commenced.

Sergei Arlovski, Patricia Mikula

Did beauty kill the beast? We’ll probably never know for sure. But we do know that Arlovski seems to have hit rock bottom recently, confessing to having played Russian Roulette, with live ammo, sometime during the past few months. Do we believe him? Probably.

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UFC Has Competition With EA Sports MMA Game

What the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo is for fans of erotica, E3 is for hardcore gamers. Starting today in Los Angeles and going through Thursday, E3 is a virtual cornucopia of excess for the gaming world, with all of the big names making major announcements and rolling out new titles. (And with every company employing scads of scantily-clad “booth workers” to intice horny video game nerds, it’s a lot closer to an adult video convention than you would think.) And while the main headline so far has been the announcement of “Rock Band: Beatles” (complete with a virtual Yoko Ono shrieking at you during the Expert levels), there has also been plenty of news on the sports video gaming front.

EA Sports MMA

For example, GAMASUTRA says that EA Sports (the 700 lb. gorilla of sports video games) is readying an MMA video game for a 2010 release, as a competitor to the UFC-branded game series by THQ. Their press release on “EA Sports MMA” mentions that they plan on having “a vast array of top fighters and fighting styles from around the world,” which seems almost impossible without the UFC brand. They could include fighters like Fedor Emelianenko, Tim Sylvia and Andrei Arlovski, but the names the casual fan knows will be tough to pull off since they are all part of the UFC banner.

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Did De La Hoya Get $5 Million To Attend Affliction?

Last weekend Oscar De La Hoya showed his face in public at a sporting event for the first time since he had it pounded in by Manny Pacquiao in December.  Of course, it wasn’t where most people would have figured Oscar would show up.  Considering that his good friend and business partner Shane Mosley was fighting Antonio Margarito for the welterweight title in Los Angeles, you would have thought Oscar would be in attendance to show his support.

Instead, De La Hoya was down the street in Anaheim attending Affliction: Day of Reckoning, where Fedor Emelianenko was knocking out Andrei Arlovski in the first round as he continued his “Knock Out All The Former UFC Heavyweight Champions Tour.”  But why was De La Hoya at the Affliction show instead of supporting his good friend Mosley?  Well, if you were to ask Larry Merchant it’s because Affliction was paying Oscar $5 million to be there.

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Nothing Like A Love Triangle In The MMA Octagon

Steve Cofield, the brains behind the Vegas-based blog MR. SUNSHINE, lent his talents to the YAHOO MMA BLOG recently, and spun a delectable tale of a love triangle blossoming between bitter head-bashing foes.

Tim Sylvia Andrei Arlovski

It goes a little something like this: UFC champ Andrei Arlovski has an on-going feud with fellow fighter Tim Sylvia. The duo has already faced off three times, with Sylvia holding a 2-1 edge, and neither guy is particularly fond of the other.

When Arlovski wasn’t tearing up the ring with Tim, he was cozying up with Patrycja Mikula, a former Playboy Cyber Girl & ring card girl. But after two years together, Andrei & Patrycja parted ways, which was probably a relief for Arlovski’s supporters:

Fans lashed out at Mikula alleging that she turned Arlovski soft. Arlovski did get very metrosexual, waxing his body hair for fights, once he shacked up with Mikula.

Patrycja Mikula Andrei Arlovski

(Andy & Patty in happier times)

So, now who do you think Arlovski’s former flame was recently spotted out & about with? Read more…