I invited Sergei to join me at the WTA Champs because 1)he knows and loves tennis, having dated a pro tennis player, 2)I was hoping to introduce him to Maria and bring my two favorite atheletes together -- for a story if not for anything bigger. He brought his wingman Brennan with him. I noticed that on every team, Sergei used to befriend the tough guy.
Arlovsky was a UFC champ who was gearing up for a fight at the Honda Center in Anaheim. Salei's shiner has nothing to do with Arlovsky or fighting, at least not the ultimate kind. The three Russian speakers were happy to hang out and pose for me.