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Aleks Emelianenko Leaves Red Devil, Continues to Pretend That He Can Fight in America

(‘I drink gypsy potion during full moon.  Hepatitis gone now.  Is fine.’)

In a statement posted by Dream Fighters, Aleksander Emelianenko announced that he has left Russia’s Red Devil team under what he claims are amicable circumstances.  Of course, he also goes on to claim that he will soon be fighting in America again, so maybe we shouldn’t believe everything we read here:

I will say right away that there was no conflict between us. I asked the club president Vadim Filkenstein to remove all contractual obligations from me connecting me to “Red Devil”, as well as their obligations for me. Vadim was not against this. But we have also agreed, that as a promoter he will still offer me to participate in some events and fights, and I will review those offers. I asked Vadim to put me down for the next Affliction event, which will happen in the Summer, since I have the contract with Americans for three fights. Currently there is no concrete answer, since it is not yet known when exactly this event will take place, and who will be participating. But nothing is interfering with me fighting on such a big show in America.

Nothing is interfering with you fighting in America, Aleks?  Not even the California State Athletic Commission refusing to license you and then vowing that no other commission in the country would do so either?  Any of that ring a bell?

Apparently not, because Aleks is acting like the offers are rolling in now that he’s shed himself of those pesky Red Devils.  He says several different organizations are interested in him, and mentions only that the CSAC didn’t let him fight on the first Affliction show for “various reasons.”  They don’t give a damn about those reasons in Europe, because he’ll be fighting Ibragim Magomedov at the end of March in a Russia vs. Europe event (even though they’re both Russian, you figure it out). 

As for the future, Aleks has big dreams.  One might even say they’re so big as to be delusional, in fact:

I said it many times already that I want to fight with the best and can repeat it again. I’m ready for big fights and for big victories, so that by the time my brother decides to leave the sport and move on, I can deservingly take his place.

Right.  Because all the rankings have Fedor at #1 and Aleks right below him.  At least the rankings in Aleks’ mind do.  That’s also the place where he doesn’t have any blood-borne diseases and can shoot lasers out of his eyes.

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Xopenex- March 14, 2009 at 10:44 am

You know, that is a Great point.
I had not thought of that.
There's the HIPPA Act - Health Info Portability and Privacy - which would make it illegal for any commision to say 'Yes, we're banning him because he has Hep B'...unless he had already made it public himself, like Tommy Morrison did years ago with his own fact, where I work (Infectious Disease, big shock), I won't even speak to a patient I happen to see in the mall, a restraunt, ect, unless the patient speaks to me First, just because I don't want to compromise the patient's confidentiality in any manner.
So, looking at it from that point of view, I'm going to have to agree with you...likely because of some other reason.
Chiggs- March 14, 2009 at 10:18 am
X, great informative post, Ive tried to enlighten a few about the differences and precussions associated with it. At any rate, there is ZERO evidence of any type of disease atm save the commissions saying they wont liscence him and Burrito Boy saying that everyone knows the answer anyways. In the states is there not any clauses that go along the lines of freedom of information act incase of health problems? Not positve but pretty sure Canada does to some extent. If it was really Hep. You would think 'Someone' would make it public, either photocopied csac test results or something similar. Im gonna have to say it wasnt something medical but infact was due to him crimimal past which shouldnt make much differnce if you look at what some of the current ufc fighters have been tried an charged with recently.
Xopenex- March 14, 2009 at 8:42 am
I don't actually understand why Hep B would prevent him from fighting in the US.
Before everyone freaks out, let me explain:
Since 1988 the Hep B vaccine has been required for most state school systems.
It's also required for entry into a large number of major colleges.
You can do a titer to determine the Strength of the resistance - it costs about 350 dollars - and, if said titer is higher than '8', then you are considered to have immunity.
So long as his opponent is immune...?
As for any danger to cut men, ect...use gloves and googles. That isn't that hard to do, cut men should technically use them at all times Anyway, according to OSHA, I believe.

Also, a number of people have placed their knowledge of Hep B and C and, truly, it might be better to have a clear understanding:

Hep A, B and C are not related to each other in any way, save for the fact that they all can cause liver damage.

Hep A you recover from in a few weeks and, after that, are immune to it and can no longer transmit it to others. It is normally a Food Borne disease.
There is a very effective vaccine for this disease.

Hep B - You May recover from it, if you are lucky. So do, some don't...some will have a life long problem with it and will require medications for Chronic Acute Hep B.
I'm sorry, but it would take far too much space here to discuss how to interpet the results of a Hepatitis Profile.
There are some treatments available, but your chances of curing it, even in countries where they have a lot more of it in the US, are only about about 33 %.
It is blood borne, meaning if an infected persons blood enters your bloodstream, Including if it said blood splashes into your eyes or hits one of your mucous membranes, it can transmit.
It will generally take 70 - 80 days for a person who's contracted it to show positive in a blood test.
There is a very effective vaccine for this disease.

Hep C - you will Not recover from it on your own.
There is no vaccine for this disease.
However - We Can and Do succesfully treat it with a series of injections of Peg Intron, a drug based off Interferon. The treatment has a good success rate, but it takes 6 months to a year and the person is only treatable up to a point - if the disease has progressed to far, they are to sick, then it's not going to work. Luckily, Hep C takes a long time to get you down.

For anyone wishing to know more, (Center for Disease Control) and the American Liver Foundation are both very good resources to check out.
MikeHawk- March 11, 2009 at 4:41 pm
if he has Hep A or B he is fine, unfortunantly Hep C, which one of my good friends has had since a wrongly done blood transfusion when he was 6, isnt' curable. My bud couldnt participate in contact sports and had to take meds. But these meds don't cure it. He tried certain unknown 'tests' which were still under experimentation but none of them ever kept the hepititas out of his system for good. It's a horrible liver disease and I really hope Aleks doesnt have it. He would be a very interesting fighter in America. Isnt no Fedor, but fuck it.
JohnnySac- March 11, 2009 at 10:58 am
If it was the 80's Aleks could easily fight in the US. Both the Hep and Mullets were in ....
Mir's Balls- March 11, 2009 at 10:10 am
Aleks leaving Russia is a misunderstanding. He thought this was part of the US-Russia weapons negotiation. Aleks, you have to get a new manager. Really.
NateGetsIrate- March 11, 2009 at 9:18 am
Run, run, as fast as you can, You can't catch me, I'm... anonymous
Clozer- March 11, 2009 at 9:09 am
Is it just me or do the idiots who use anonymous that make statements like, "Aleks would wreck shop in the US, and cage potato writers are homos"? Well deserving of an ass whoopin? FVCKIN JACKOFFS!!!!!
NateGetsIrate- March 11, 2009 at 8:39 am
I just Google'd Hep. Looks like A and B go away on there on, but C needs meds. So overall it doesn't appear to be a life long disease like the herps or the hiv, which means that it's possible that the second-to-the-last emporer might fight in the US after all! I would love to see this guy up against Tim Sylvia or Gonzaga.
k- March 11, 2009 at 7:38 am
"I drink gypsy potion during full moon. Hepatitis gone now. Is fine."

Uh oh, I see a new internet phenomenon coming: The lolianenko.
Cap'n- March 11, 2009 at 7:24 am
Dana gets the comment of the week. Done. Contest over.
xocgx- March 11, 2009 at 6:00 am
No, but you can start one!

Rumors don't make anything true! I have to agree with a few points. A) Diseases like that should be made public to other fighters (for their safety) and b) Dana's comment is gold,!
Long Nuts Himself- March 10, 2009 at 9:50 pm
Are there any rumors of Aleks having a previous heroin addiction?--that's a common HBV transmission route.
christoff- March 10, 2009 at 9:13 pm
Dana Mother F$%king White Says:
Tue, 03/10/2009 - 17:50
Instead of hatin' on him, y'll should Hepa brother out.


fucking gold.
Kim Couture is a cunt- March 10, 2009 at 6:43 pm
Since when did Cage Potato become TMZ. Who the fuck cares if your first. Ben make it so we can ban these idiots.
Your Fucking Father- March 10, 2009 at 6:25 pm
I laughed out loud at Dana above me. Thats some great shit right there.
fightfan- March 10, 2009 at 5:51 pm
Why is it so secretive when trying to get an answer on Alek's CSAC license denial????? Why isnt it known??? If they guy got a infectious disease, then it is in EVERY fighter's interest. And if IT IS UNTRUE, we need some answers.

This is so much bull shit. Who has an answer???
Dana Mother F$%king White- March 10, 2009 at 5:50 pm
Instead of hatin' on him, y'll should Hepa brother out.
Muffin- March 10, 2009 at 5:49 pm
Whiteghost- March 10, 2009 at 5:47 pm
fuck the CSAC, how can they stop Aleks from fighting everywhere in the US? Bloodwork gets messed up every day in the giant central labs most samples are sent to for processing. Does anyone have proof (or at least evidence that he has Hep? He'll eventually produce clean blood and then others will license him or risk a lawsuit from his comrades.
MikeHawk- March 10, 2009 at 5:44 pm
He has great skills no doubt, boxing is very solid and he's a big dude (6'6 I believe). Unfortunently being able to shoot diseases at the opponent isnt considered legal in North America. Too bad. lol.
NateGetsIrate- March 10, 2009 at 5:43 pm
So why can't he fight in America again? Sorry guys... between the full time job, full time girl, and real friends... I'm not always able to look up random shit on fighters like Aleks "that one guy who's related to Fedor" Emelianko.
Anonymous- March 10, 2009 at 5:39 pm
Aleks would wreck shop in the US. Cagepotato writers are such homo's.
snoochie boochies- March 10, 2009 at 5:17 pm
the red fear will not spread into the us god damnit. we've gone too far to be infested by a mindless peon
Dante- March 10, 2009 at 5:03 pm
Because Russian aids attacks the nervous system.