Brendan Schaub Set To Face Andrei Alvoski At UFC 174

Brendan Schaub has been in limbo the last few weeks waiting for a call from the UFC to give him a date on the calendar for a fight with Mark Hunt. He realized that fight wasn’t going to happen and had to move onto his next assignment inside the Octagon. He will be taking on Andrei Alvoski at UFC 174 as his next bout.

Heres what he had to say regarding the matter:

“My manager called me and I was actually on the beach doing a recovery workout and he goes ‘I got some news for you’. He goes ‘it’s a big one’ and I knew the Mark Hunt stuff, Mark was dragging his feet and they wanted to wait till August or September so I was like who do we got? He goes ‘Andrei Arlovski’ and you got him June 14,” Schaub told FOX Sports on Friday. “I couldn’t be more excited. Andrei and I have trained together before, he trains at a world-class level. For me it’s a legend, it’s a world-class fighter. We’ll definitely be the talk of UFC 174. So I shot for the stars and I landed on the moon with Andrei Arlovski. He’s a bigger name than Mark Hunt. He’s a legend. It’s like them calling up and saying you’re pitching against Bo Jackson, he’s one of the greats, You look at the name Arlovski’s beat — Fabricio Werdum, Ben Rothwell, Roy Nelson — you’re talking about the who’s who of the sport. A big convincing win, a knockout of Andrei Arlovski, that launches me up there. It couldn’t get bigger for me. My coach asked ‘well what should we do with this fight?’ and I said line up the toughest sons of b–ches you can find because this isn’t going to be one of those quick knockouts.”

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