If I recall Soa fought against Eddie Sanchez in one of the most grueling fights and he lost. Andrei should be able to take it as long as he focuses on footwork and head movement.
Andrei needs to make one last run in the Octagon. He'll be welcomed with open arms for the exciting fights he puts on.
I wouldn't rank Andreis chances of getting back to the octagon very highly. Sad but true.