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Aleksander Emelianenko Ponders UFC Offer, New Tattoo

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(He thought wearing the t-shirt would bring him joy, but still he felt a profound melancholy. Props: FiveOuncesofPain)

MMA Cube passes along a translation of a recent blog post by Aleksander Emelianenko, in which the ex-Red Devil fighter talks about his plans for the future, while denying rumors of his criminal history and health issues. No surprises there, really. Though this part was kind of interesting:

I can already say where I’m getting offers to continue my career — from Holland’s Golden Glory, Japan’s DREAM, president of the UFC Dana White wants me to fight for them. All the contracts offered are long term, so I have not made up my mind yet where I will compete.

UFC, huh? Of course Aleksander would have to complete his three-fight U.S.-exclusive contract with Affliction first, and he’s fulfilled zero of those three fights so far. But you have to believe that Dana White would want to sign Aleks to the UFC as a thumb in the eye to his brother Fedor. Oh! Delicious! By the way, not to beat a dead horse, but Aleks could totally compete in America if it came down to it:

I did not get in on the first Affliction show because there were some problems with documents. I flew in, and passed the medical commission. Everything was fine. Then they tell me that I flew in too late and cannot compete. And before the second event, I injured my hand. I sensed that I would not be able to compete at full strength and asked them myself not to schedule the fight. I’m hoping to compete on the third Affliction show this summer in America.

Hey, we hope so too, Aleks. Though if Affliction III is held anywhere in California, he might be out of luck considering they’ve pretty much blacklisted him over there. In the meantime, Emelianenko is preparing for a fight against Ibrahim Magomedov on March 29th in Russia, and getting hooked up with some new ink:

I got a little tired of smartasses, who see in me some criminal authority, and want to prove that I can put any drawing that I like on my body. Now, I’m going to have a drawing of the moment from the famous Kulikovskoy battle on my chest "Battle of Aleksander Peresvet with Mongol-Tatar knight Chelubey." I wanted to get this tattoo for a long time. In my childhood when I saw this picture in one of the books, I got very fond of it. And now that I found a very good master, decided, that it’s the most fitting moment. The tattoo is not ready yet. Almost every day he’s working on it. And there will be more work after the fight. But when it’s all ready it should look great.

Related: MMACube also has a translation of a recent interview with Fedor, where the Last Emperor expresses frustration at the fanboys who idolize him. "People should just understand, that my victories happen from God’s will and nobody else’s," Emelianenko said. "And if someone is genuinely happy for my accomplishments, they should thank and praise Lord God, and not me."


  1. The juice Says:

    Wed, 03/18/09 - 07:39

    He's fallen into the bj penn role of making mma headlines having nothing to do with his in-ring exploits.
  2. Cure For Hep Says:

    Wed, 03/18/09 - 07:43

    He's still very young and could probably take most of the heavyweights in the UFC.
  3. eat my buns Says:

    Wed, 03/18/09 - 07:43

    I would believe fedor's victories are from god's will if he trains with the "kiai master"; anderson silva trained with him for his last fight, and everybody knew what happened to cote. NOW imagine if fedor did it, his opponent would explode from his sure awesome-ness
  4. Richard Tucker Says:

    Wed, 03/18/09 - 07:45

    In the Russian criminal underworld, getting a tattoo of the "Battle of Aleksander Peresvet with Mongol-Tatar knight Chelubey" on your chest means you've killed at least five prostitutes.
  5. AC Says:

    Wed, 03/18/09 - 07:45

    I want that shirt.
  6. Anonymous Says:

    Wed, 03/18/09 - 07:45

    Um, he's the last person I would want bleeding on me. Can't imagine any fighters who would be willing to fight him if Aleksander really does have Hepatitis.
  7. What's Wrong With Fedor? Says:

    Wed, 03/18/09 - 07:46

    WTF? Fedor sounds fucking crazy. Damn you Jesus.
  8. Anonymous Says:

    Wed, 03/18/09 - 07:55

    This whole interview is obsurd. Aleks should join the UFC, so Valasquez, Carwin, Lesnar can all destroy him. Then Fedor might think it worthwhile to fight some of these new guys.
  9. Nutz in yo mouth Says:

    Wed, 03/18/09 - 08:01

    Fedor is the king of fighting no names. He is so overrated. Put him in there with some real competition and let's see how good he really is.
  10. johnjohn8 Says:

    Wed, 03/18/09 - 08:09

    @ nutz in yo mouth you are a fucking idiot, take the nutz out of yo mouth so you can know what the fuck your talking about.
  11. Anonymous Says:

    Wed, 03/18/09 - 08:18

    aleks would destroy velasquez.
  12. Chase Williams Says:

    Wed, 03/18/09 - 08:20

    I love big hairy saggy vaginas with stink sauce slathered all on that. Whos with me?
  13. drinkenstein Says:

    Wed, 03/18/09 - 08:24

    God huh? Where's the "I hate Matt Hughes and his bible thumping ways" guy?
  14. kevin Says:

    Wed, 03/18/09 - 08:27

    is there evidence that he has hep? i mean concrete proof not just hearsay
  15. MAD MIKE Says:

    Wed, 03/18/09 - 08:32

    HEP. B ASSHOLE!!!!!
  16. "I hate Matt Hughes and his bible thumping ways" guy Says:

    Wed, 03/18/09 - 08:33

    Hey, drinkenstein, Hughes is still an ass. Fedor isn't. Though, he does seem slightly less sane with that whole God line.
  17. MAD MIKE Says:

    Wed, 03/18/09 - 08:35

  18. Goog Says:

    Wed, 03/18/09 - 08:37

    The circus and attention that would follow this guy to the UFC would far outweigh anything he's done or will do in the octagon. It's just the way America overdoes things with promotion and marketing, but there's really nothing noteworthy about this guy other than his last name. They don't need him.
  19. LongNutsHimself Says:

    Wed, 03/18/09 - 08:51

    I detect much win in Richard Tucker's comment. Also, Ben Fowlkes gets +1 for his melancholy comment. Who else is feelin' gay today?!
  20. Joe Rogain Says:

    Wed, 03/18/09 - 08:55

    Woah did Fedor get a hair transplant and tatts?
  21. LongNutsHimself's Boyfriend Says:

    Wed, 03/18/09 - 08:56

    Feelin' pretty gay over here.
  22. Joe Rogain Says:

    Wed, 03/18/09 - 08:57

    And WTF is Goldberg doing cornering him? Damn that musta been some good weed.
  23. mallen Says:

    Wed, 03/18/09 - 08:57

    fighters always make me laugh when they thank god after beating people. i'm pretty sure that no where in the Bible does it say "turn the other cheek...body, body, head." can't really tell if Fedor is being preachy or just kinda stating an opinion. emotion doesn't always carry over well to printed media, especially from a guy who is so good at hiding them. i wonder how tim sylvia feels knowing that god ok'ed his embarrassment?
  24. NealTaflinger Says:

    Wed, 03/18/09 - 09:00

    The Lord God throws a wicked overhand right.
  25. My Fight Wiffa Cheeto Says:

    Wed, 03/18/09 - 09:19

    Look... I think we all can agree one Emelianenko is better than NO Emelianenko.
  26. C-Bus Allstar Says:

    Wed, 03/18/09 - 09:19

    Is it just me or does the fact that Fedor attributes all of his victories to "... Lord God, and not me." make him seem that much more like a valiant super being of God's own descent. Some sort of mutant freak that was too powerful, and too righteous for mass-production. Long live the Last Emperor.
  27. imalebowski Says:

    Wed, 03/18/09 - 09:47

  28. Imbecile Says:

    Wed, 03/18/09 - 09:52

    I like Drinkestein's point, you self-loathing, America-hating, Euro-loving, Nietzschean god-killing faggots. I'm just surprised Putin allows Fedor to believe in God.
  29. Anonymouse Says:

    Wed, 03/18/09 - 09:54

    Fedor gives thanks to God because, like Jacob, he wrestled with God to a draw. Even though it's not on his professional record (it wasn't a sanctioned fight). And afterwards, God said his name will no longer be "Fih-DOOR", he would be known from now on as "FAY-door".
  30. Anonymous Says:

    Wed, 03/18/09 - 10:04

    AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA as "good" as the ufc shows Valasquez to be Aleks would probably beat him Carwin and Lesnar might be another story but seriously Valasquez i dont think would beat him did you see his last finsh or lack there of ???
  31. MMAOhio Says:

    Wed, 03/18/09 - 10:05

    Aleksander E. - "I am going to have penis tattoo drawn on my back so that I may fit in with the UFC's other heavyweight fighters, it will be more intimidating as the penis will be the grim reaper's...."
  32. Nutz in yo mouth Says:

    Wed, 03/18/09 - 10:05

    johnjohn8 Go fuck yourself, you fucking wanker.
  33. Anonymous Says:

    Wed, 03/18/09 - 10:12

    I hope Aleks does come, odds are he'd destroy most of the heavyweight division, Fedor himself said that his brother had more potenial than he did, but he just lacked the drive.
  34. JiMMA Says:

    Wed, 03/18/09 - 10:19

    @ JohnJohn, LOL so true dude. I would love to see Aleks get cleared and get a legit sanctioned bout or series of bouts inside of the USA. He is one of my favorite fighters and its a shame that he is wasting valuable competition time 'dilly dallying' with 'paperwork'. If the rumors are just infact that, rumors, than I don't see why he keeps bumping into problams. !(time after time after time after time)!
  35. MAD MIKE Says:

    Wed, 03/18/09 - 10:34

    who would be able to compete with aleks.? he would destroy everyone until he got to the top level guys. maybe dana is thinking if he brings aleks. in and he gets his ass handed to him that fedor will want revenge.
  36. Anonymous Says:

    Wed, 03/18/09 - 10:42

  37. google Says:

    Wed, 03/18/09 - 10:43

    They should set up a match between him and Tommy Morrison, with the winner getting a double shot of incurable diseases.
  38. Skippybob Says:

    Wed, 03/18/09 - 11:06

    Jesus can't finish a fight. Always leaving it up to the judges. Maybe Dana can give him the "Do you wanna be a fuckin' fighter" routine to snap him out of it.
  39. MaximumEntropy Says:

    Wed, 03/18/09 - 02:31

    Damn if Fedor keeps talking about god so much all those ppl that helped him win by "wishing" him to win are gonna stop, and then he'll get his ass kicked. Wait what am I saying, it's Fedor, maybe its a glitch in the program that made him say Lord God when he really meant Lord Zeus. (robots are bound to malfunction)
  40. slapjaw ackrite Says:

    Wed, 03/18/09 - 10:09

    Fedor 3:16 "Let thy hugs be nutless"
  41. grass fed beef Says:

    Tue, 02/15/11 - 04:44

    If the insolent man is strong the one in the right is considered guilty.
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