Inside the cage Strikeforce star Andrei Arlovski’s career has nosedived dramatically over the past few years, losing his last four with three of them by some form of knockout, but outside of the sport things look a little brighter for ‘The Pitbull’.
In 2009 Arlovski had a major role in the ‘Universal Soldier: Regeneration’ movie alongside Jean Claude Van-Damme and Dolph Lundgren, and it appears he has now been cast in the forthcoming sequel, ‘Universal Soldier: A New Dimension’ which will be shot in 3D.
“Andrei is back as well in a role we wrote specifically for him, and I’m equally excited to have him. I loved what he did in Regeneration, and I wanted to work with him again,” director John Hyams stated recently on the VanDammeFan site.
Van-Damme and Lundgren have also signed on to feature in the movie which is expected to be released in 2012. Shooting for the film is currently underway, so that means he won’t be seen back in the Strikeforce cage anytime soon.
The reality is, at this stage there is a big question mark over the promotion’s interest in having him return given his recent form, with Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker appearing undecided on the fighter’s future after watching him crash out of the Strikeforce heavyweight GP back in February after a KO loss to Sergei Kharitanov.
For his part Arlovski was adamant after the defeat that he would continue fighting, even going as far as to publicly admit that he had fallen out with one of his trainers who had been pushing for him to hang up his gloves.
Regardless of whether he does fight or not again, the good news for now is that it appears he has other options to keep him gainfully employed.