Yesterday news broke that a fourth fight between Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao was the leading option for Manny's next fight. Even if the bout is a little worn out, it's still a great fight between two of the best pound-for-pound fighters of their generation and should do solid business.
On the other end of the tetralogy spectrum, Tim Sylvia and Andrei Arlovski will be locking up for a fourth time this weekend at ONE Fighting Championships 5.
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While it may be the fourth fight that nobody asked for, Sylvia and Arlovski are both interesting personalities and Andrei seems to want to talk the kind of trash that might get people interested. And that's exactly what he did in a recent MMA Fighting interview:
"He is a dick," Arlovski told MMAFighting.com in an interview from Manila. "Normally I respect my opponents, but I do not respect him."
"When I found out I was fighting Tim Sylvia it was the best day of my life," Arlovski said. "I don't like him, I don't respect him and I will have no problem kicking him in the head and stomping on his body. It will be fun.
"I do not need motivation to fight pee pee mouth. I do not want to beat him by decision or submission. I want to knock him out."
What more can you add to that?
Bloody Elbow will have live coverage of ONE Fighting Championship 5: Pride of a Nation as it takes place.