(Oh yeah, finding opponents won’t be difficult at all…)
According to a new article by Fighters Only, Aleksander Emelianenko claims that he will be returning for the next Affliction show. He also mentions that the medical rumors surrounding his ejection from the last Affliction PPV are simply untrue. That’s right. Just didn’t happen. Looks like the CSAC was mistaken(?) when one of their top execs had this to say regarding Fedor’s little:
“The one thing that I can absolutely say is that he (Emelianenko) was not and will not be cleared to fight in California. He is officially denied a license and that will stand for all of the United States of America.”
Hmm. Well that’s not encouraging. Despite the harsh words from the Golden State, Emelianenko remains optimistic.
“I am going back to the States next week to do interviews and make some film for the January event,” he said.
“But I don’t know about any opponent yet, all that is in the process of being sorted out.”
Aleks added that he may also “fight around Christmas-time in Japan.”
“But there will be no problem this time – everything is cool.”
And by cool, he means it’ll be a piece of cake to find a top level fighter who is willing to fight a potential case of Hepatitis B. This can’t bode well for Affliction, as Fedor has made a history of mandating that his brother be included in all shows he does.