MMA Fighter Challenges People to Punch Him in the Face, Everyone Fails

Aleks Emelianenko Out, Big Daddy In for Affliction

The Affliction weigh-ins at the Honda Center in Anaheim offered a few surprises today. For one, Donald Trump showed up “straight from the golf course” to insist that the event was sold out and that pay-per-view buys were through the roof, which seems like a very liberal interpretation of the truth at this point. For another, the Aleksander Emelianenko-Paul Buentello bout was scrapped when Emelianenko “didn’t meet CSAC licensing standards.”

That could mean a lot of different things, but right now it mostly means that Aleks is out and “Big Daddy” Gary Goodridge, who was hanging around before the weigh-ins started, is Buentello’s new opponent. Buentello can be seen in the above video from MMA Rated expressing his frustration and confusion right after the weigh-ins.

The full results from the weigh-in look like this:

FEDOR EMELIANENKO: 230 LBS.
TIM SYLVIA: 263 LBS.
(WAMMA Heavyweight Championship)

ANDREI ARLOVSKI: 241 LBS.
BEN ROTHWELL: 264 LBS.

JOSH BARNETT: 256 LBS.
PEDRO RIZZO: 242 LBS.

RENATO SOBRAL: 201 LBS.
MIKE WHITEHEAD: 206 LBS.

MATT LINDLAND: 185 LBS.
FABIO NASCIMENTO: 185 LBS.

ANTONIO ROGERIO NOGUEIRA: 205 LBS.
EDWIN DEWEES: 205 LBS.

JJ AMBROSE: 171 LBS.
MIKE PYLE: 171 LBS.

JUSTIN LEVENS: 189 LBS.
RAY LIZAMA: 186 LBS.

TERRY MARTIN: 185 ½ LBS.
VITOR BELFORT: 185 LBS.

SAVANT YOUNG: 145 LBS.
MARK HOMINICK: 144 LBS. 

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Than- July 18, 2008 at 5:39 pm
Aleks is the man, and surprisingly articulate, I am very disapointed he won't be fighting. I just hope he didn't fail a drug test or something.
Aryan- July 18, 2008 at 5:22 pm
yea that sucks I was looking forward to watch him fight too
Herbalist Dean- July 18, 2008 at 4:46 pm
That blows huge elephantitis balls WTF
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkIryQ6Paqg
Anonymous- July 18, 2008 at 4:43 pm
anyone know why these mmarated videos don't play? even when i'm on mmarated.com's own site, they won't play. wtf

thanks
Kimbos a bitch- July 18, 2008 at 4:39 pm
ikrazy.net reports that Aleks was found medically unfit for the match. They said it was just minutes before he was suppose to wiegh in. Aren't the fighters suppose to be checked out by a doctor long before it comes to the wiegh ins?
I can't spell Mutilated- July 18, 2008 at 2:15 pm
That sucks about Emelianenko! Is this another sign that the UFC is the only really organized outfit in MMA? Why was the fight cancelled at the last minute, and why wasn't Buentello told? Small time BS.

The only good thing about all this UFC vs Affliction stuff is that it has completely overshadowed the upcoming EliteXC fight on July 26th - no one is talking about it! And the results from tonite's matches will still be talked about even up until the 26th, making Shaw look even more like a joke.
KellenAvalanche- July 18, 2008 at 2:09 pm
FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCKKKKKKK My life.

I wanted to see Aleks fight so bad. He looked like he should have made weight and all, I'm sure he would have. I hope We find out why this happened.

Go Fedor.
mma fans's perceptions have been mutliated by dana white- July 18, 2008 at 12:40 pm
ufc fan said what you think one would ,aleksander is an up an coming amazing fighter , some pple here are so cought up in the marketing that the ufc really has the best angle, put your show in a light saying that other shows have crappy fighters and urs is the best because dana tells u so .........pple need to wake up but its no surpise most north americans think ufc is the pinnacle of mme achivement , id say the pinnacle of mma exploitation , who was there to bail out "cach-cow" jackson but dana white, why bc jackson is marketable and thats all he really cares about is th ebottom line not mma's well being
Participant- July 18, 2008 at 10:00 am
Aleks is fun to watch and sad to hear he won't be fighting, but Goodridge always brings a brawl and a dramatic chick with dreads. I think it should be a good fight none the less.

And the rest of the card is unreal. Fedor, Josh, Ben, Matt etc... Let the beat downs begin!

PS. Video of the weigh-ins, Fedor's arms looked like oil rig pylons. He normally doesn't look like a man of muscle. Or am I just nutthugging? Whatever, I'd tickle his taint if it helps him knock Timmay!'s head off. Go ahead Timmay! just try and jab Fedor for 5 rounds and see where that gets you. KTFO
walksinthedarkness- July 18, 2008 at 9:04 am
Just explain to me UFC Fan, why you're not called MMA fan? The UFC are so far from being the end all and be all of MMA...
walksinthedarkness- July 18, 2008 at 9:00 am
What kind of red tape crap is that about? Does not fulfill what part of the criteria? The athletic commissions are such a waste of time...
Who Cares- July 18, 2008 at 8:18 am
man that is some shitty news. i wonder what kept him out? are his tattoo's too scary for tv... man i hope its nothing too serious
sol- July 18, 2008 at 7:25 am
CSAC licensing standards? Is it like that time when Hong Man Choi didnt get one for the Brock Lesnar fight and I think Cyborg got declined as well if my memory serves me well. Man I was looking forward to Alex fight.
Muffin- July 18, 2008 at 6:35 am
Fuck the CSAC.
Kimbos a bitch- July 18, 2008 at 5:28 am
What the F is wrong with the video?
Ryan's_lover_Pablo- July 18, 2008 at 4:22 am
Still better than any card UFC has thrown this year by far.

Finally, a card with lots of heavyweights.. I was sick and tired of watching these petite little men homohugging it out.


What the hell does “didn’t meet CSAC licensing standards.” mean?
Paperwork?
UFC fan- July 18, 2008 at 4:17 am
See? just further proof of what I have already said.
Before you know it none of these losers will have a license.
Trump would promote a dog-turd on wheels for money, he is a manwhore.
The fact he is lying out his ass saying its sold out and the buys are "through the roof" is another fine example of mongoloid promotions.
You Affliction nuthuggers enjoy your bottom feeder MMA matches, I will be watching the big boys put on a real show.
satan- July 18, 2008 at 3:31 am
this sucks
ikcedar- July 18, 2008 at 3:20 am
that is some fucked up shit.
Weak sauce- July 18, 2008 at 3:05 am
This is so lame ... aleksander is almost as fun to watch as fedor ... who cares about this other "schmoe"
FUCKING- July 18, 2008 at 2:52 am
bull shit man.. i wanted to see him fight so bad =/
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