(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:
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:
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:
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."