Andrei Arlovski to Train With Greg Jackson

Promoted from the FanPosts by Kid Nate.

Loretta Hunt at Sherdog is reporting that Andrei Arlovski will join Greg Jackson's team for a 10-day training camp in the next few weeks:


Jackson said Arlovski is likely to clock in gym time with UFC regulars Keith Jardine and former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans, as well as heavyweights like "The Ultimate Fighter 10" participants Brendan Schaub and James McSweeney.

"We’re super excited having an athlete as high-level as Andrei coming down to work with us," said Jackson. "We’re hoping that we can help each other out and make it a situation that’s mutually beneficial. Everybody’s really excited about having him come work with the team."

Arlovski will apparently be bringing his main coach and BJJ instructor, Dino Costeas, with him to New Mexico, and the training will only be limited to ten days as the report says, but it's great news for Arlovski fans to see Andrei really re-dedicating himself to MMA and trying to pick up a few tricks from "Yoda" himself.

The Pitbull has never been associated with an elite team or camp, mostly choosing to bring in his own training partners and instructors (like Costeas) under the "Team Pitbull" moniker in his hometown of Chicago.  Things were looking up when Arlovski began training with renowned boxing coach Freddie Roach prior to his fight with Fedor Emelianenko, but after two consecutive losses, it's unclear if he continues to train with Roach.


Regardless, Arlovski might  be encouraged to join Jackson on a more full-time basis, depending on the success of the 10-day camp.  It certainly seems to have worked for recent Team Jackson converts like Joe Stevenson and Brian Stann.

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