Arlovski credits coaches for career revival

Former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski has credited the Jackson-Winklejon camp for revitalizing his career.

The Belarusian lost is title to Tim Sylvia in April 2006 and failed to regain it in a rematch just three months later, before going on to leave the UFC in 2008 despite earning victories in his next three fights.

Arlovski would subsequently fight under the banner of several lesser promotions of various stature, including Affliction, EliteXC, Strikeforce, ProElite, One FC, Fight Nights and the World Series of Fighting, and even contemplated retirement at one stage.

Fast forward to 2015 and Arlovski has resumed his position at the summit of the mixed martial arts landscape.

"Greg Jackson, he gave me hope you know. He told me listen, ‘you're absolutely not done yet. You have a lot of work to do. If you want to start everything from the beginning, just come to Albuquerque. Come to my clinic’,” he said on UFC embedded.

“He's a very smart guy and he's a very educated coach, and I enjoy working with him. Definitely I made the right choice, I made the right decision.

“And now I'm in Albuquerque, in the right place, with the right people. I still have fire in my eyes and I'm sure I'll have a few more years."

Ranked second in the heavyweight division and riding a four-fight win streak, Arlovski could earned another title shot with a comprehensive victory over Stipe Miocic at UFC 195 in Las Vegas on Saturday.

Miocic will end 2015 having entered the octagon just once – a technical knockout victory over Mark Hunt at UFC Fight Night 65 in Australia in May – after recording two wins and a loss in 2014.

Despite his inactivity, Miocic is still ranked third in the division, highly regarded and will offer a stiff test for the revitalized Arlovski.