The next UFC event on tap is UFC Fight Night 87, which will come to us in a couple weeks from the Netherlands and will feature Alistair Overeem versus Andrei Arlovski.
Overeem has been competing for many years, but if you want to talk about veteran status, holy crap has Arlovski been around a long time.
Case in point: the fight the UFC has released to build up some hype for him is Arlovski vs. Ian Freeman from UFC 40, which was 13 years ago. WHAT WERE YOU EVEN DOING 13 YEARS AGO? (I was cageside for that particular UFC – it was awesome).
It’s a partly a testament to Arlovski’s staying power that he’s still relevant today (and partly a testament to the depth of the heavyweight division that someone so old could still be relevant).