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Aleksander Emelianenko Continues to Find Fights in Russia, Former Olympian Is Up Next

(We’re not sure, but this may be the best translated fighter "documentary" since the one on Mirko Filipovic. Fourteen seconds in and he’s declared "one of the strongest guys on the planet." That really sets the tone for what’s ahead.)

Though Aleksander Emelianenko and his possibly tainted blood are no longer welcome to fight professionally in the U.S., he’s been surprisingly active in Russia of late. At least, you know, for a guy who may or may not have Hepatitis B. Just last year he beat Ibragim Magomedov and also made his pro boxing debut, and more recently he won the Russian Combat Sambo Championships. Now reports that he’s found himself another MMA opponent willing to take the risks for a shot at glory and money, and it’s Swedish fighter and former Olympic wrestler Eddy Bengtsson, who will face Emelianenko in Moscow on April 23.

Bengtsson is 3-1 and he’s only been a pro since 2008, so there are at least two reasons why this fight would have a hard time getting sanctioned in any country that cared for the well being of the individual. But dammit, we can’t hate on Aleks or Eddy for trying to ply their trade. In fact, it’s refreshing to see two guys throwing good sense aside in an attempt to hurt one another.

At the same time, after watching some of Eddy’s fights we’re a little concerned that he may get straight-up murdered by MMA’s favorite tattoo enthusiast. Obviously he’s a good wrestler, but Emelianenko isn’t just some punk he can toss around with ease. He’s a big scary dude who has a little bit of experience at this MMA stuff, and Bengtsson really doesn’t. See what we mean after the jump.

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gracie_nuthugger- March 13, 2010 at 4:15 pm
Why even bother write these columns?
Just find any other you wrote and just change dates and opponents and be done with it.

As for being 3-1 and not ready.
I think 3-1 is good enough for wrestlers to get title fights isnt it?
So why doesnt this one merit a fight agaisnt Aleks?

This dude went to the Olympics which is waaaaaay better than Cock who fought with 19 yr pimply faced jocks still trying to stifle the stiffies when mounting another sweaty dude.

But of course, Cock Lesnar was ready in your eyes and in the eyes of the buildup because his 3 fights were quality before he got a title fight.

A 3-1 wrestler is a 3-1 wrestler, trying to justify one while shitting on the value of another takes some special kind of self serving ass licking douche. Luckily, this is the right place.
imakeutap- March 11, 2010 at 8:40 am
aleks no fight usa=criminal past

even in russia they dont let u fight with hep a b c d e fuck u
TfTransplant- March 11, 2010 at 7:55 am
To shock the Japanese, he must do some crazy shit with those sledgehammers...
One Two- March 11, 2010 at 7:07 am
Hell yeah, sweet vid. wheres the rest? that big guy Aleks knocks out at the beginning is the guy who won that crazy russian tournament CP posted awhile ago that was awesome!

I wish to hell Fedors little brother would come in and ruin brock carwin and cain. it'd be like christmas.

@fight fan someone at the commision did leak the info he had hep B, thats where all this speculation started but Alex denied it saying it was paperwork problems, i'll give him the benefit of the doubt for now but who knows.
mothercruncher- March 11, 2010 at 2:57 am
He's not above wearing a man-bag though at 3:45.

Now THAT is confidence in your masculinity.
Under Banga- March 11, 2010 at 2:26 am
How fuckin loose is that mat in the cage a bloke could break a toe on that. Now that would realy suck!
Harry Russo- March 11, 2010 at 12:58 am
Aleks p4p sweetest mullet in all of MMA
Thatsozay- March 11, 2010 at 12:03 am
How the fuck do any of you know what he's saying!? It's in fucking Russian! Am I missing something here?
fightfan- March 10, 2010 at 11:54 pm
I am so sick of the confusion about this guys health status. IS it HEP C? Is it AIDS??? Why cant anyone CONFIRM why he was denied ever fighting in the US again ever??? The CSAC is/was shady as all hell. And no one there will "leak" what the actual problem was????

I wish I knew why this is so secretive??? It is so easy to "anonomously" leak info to the media. But, NO ONE knows for sure exactly why the onyl thign ever said is that the guy will never fight in the USA
peanutbuttter- March 10, 2010 at 10:21 pm
He's got some vicious ground and pound. Nahhhhht!
PurplePickle- March 10, 2010 at 9:21 pm
@ sevvi

Nice. Is that purple leather Raw Murphy?
MarketingSimplicity- March 10, 2010 at 8:53 pm
Eddy obviously has an unrivaled lack of fear; I hope he does not leave in an ambulance.
sevvi- March 10, 2010 at 6:32 pm
Eddy, Eddy what have you done for me latetly? Eddy.
ldykilla82- March 10, 2010 at 6:02 pm
This guy should be fighting Josh Barnett!!
CheckHisPee- March 10, 2010 at 5:44 pm
Wow, judging from the videos I'm thinking come the 23rd of April, it's gonna suck to be Eddy Bengtsson.
Bare Grylls- March 10, 2010 at 5:24 pm
He sounds like the best pickup artist since Mystery.

"Hello, I am Aleks Emelianenko.

You are in St. Petersburg...

I am a fighter of the Red Devil club and you will spend this day with ME!"
Murdock- March 10, 2010 at 5:19 pm
This is for Mother Russia!!! Wish we could see Aleks fight in the U.S.