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Aleksander Emelianenko Still Chasing That UFC Dream

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We don’t speak the Russkie, but according to rough translations of the above shout-out video, Aleksander Emelianenko would just like to say thank you to all his fans, and vows to come to America soon to "beat everyone in the UFC." Yes, everyone — even the lightweights, we’d have to assume. And sure, Aleksander seems to pop up every few months to make similar proclamations, despite the fact that the CSAC’s Bill Douglas once stated that he’ll never be licensed to fight in the U.S. again. But things feel a little different now…and dare we say, hopeful.

Back in March, Aleks said he was pondering an offer from the UFC. At the time, we pointed out that his Affliction contract would get in the way of a UFC signing happening in the immediate future, but now that Affliction is toast, he’s basically a free agent again; remember, he no longer has any official ties to M-1 either. Just spitballin’ here, but could the UFC pick him up to put in European shows, thereby skirting his blacklisted status in the U.S.? (After all, the CSAC never came out and said "Hep B" — that was just the widespread rumor.) Or is this one of those pipe dreams that will never materialize, no matter how many ethical guidelines are bent?

Either way, Aleks doesn’t seem to share his brother’s belief that the UFC is impossible to negotiate with. As he told

"You can deal with UFC, I know that they have flexible contract system. All these talks about ‘strict’ contract terms with signing with UFC, come ONLY from Vadim Finkelstein, who wants to push his own business projects through Fedor’s fights."

Finally, someone says what we’re all thinking — that without this shadowy M-1 co-promotional albatross around Fedor’s neck, he might already be kicking asses in the UFC. Overprotective, dual-agenda’d management isn’t necessarily good management. And as of now, Fedor’s career is as deadlocked as Aleks’s.

Or is it? According to a new press release, Fedor Emelianenko will hold a press conference tomorrow in Anaheim to discuss his next move. Stay tuned…

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sPeLLcHeCkEr- July 29, 2009 at 9:32 am
LOL @ Jay Smith...

In another video, someone asked that guy how Aleks even contracted the hep, to which he simply replied, "It wasn't me."
Jay Smith- July 28, 2009 at 11:18 pm
Is it just me or did Aleks' translator sound like shaggy? "Mr. lova lova"
Loinage- July 28, 2009 at 7:57 pm
At least its not Hepatitus A, so it's safe to say he has not been receiving ass to mouth.
Smeewa- July 28, 2009 at 6:47 pm
will Aleks get a visa?
he is a Russian with a criminal record
ReDx- July 28, 2009 at 6:20 pm
He looks like he should be a captain on The Deadliest Catch. Also, if Dana could, I guarantee he'd sign him. While he's definitely not the best, he's got the name recognition overseas to help expand.
Dante- July 28, 2009 at 4:14 pm
Aleks rules. He'd be great in the UFC.
JPfighter- July 28, 2009 at 4:06 pm
Does anybody really want to see this guy in the UFC? I'd be shocked if Dana White offered this guy a contract. He's a mid-pack fighter that doesn't appear to have much upside for the UFC.
clutchy hopkins- July 28, 2009 at 3:51 pm
it would be interesting to see him fight a couple guys in the UFC, could make for some good scraps. i hope something works out. rematch with crocop would be a pretty sweet fight, for sure. he wont poke him in the eye for fear of contracting whatever he has under his fingernails
Cuntalope- July 28, 2009 at 1:42 pm
Easy for him to say that knowing his aids infested ass will never fight in the UFC or Ameirca ever! What's with the haircut as well, what a white trash yokel no wonder he's got aids.
Titos Head- July 28, 2009 at 1:26 pm
@Remsaa ya beat me to
Remsaa- July 28, 2009 at 1:15 pm
Quote by

Tue, 07/28/2009 - 12:42

Aleks got a RULLET(Russian mullet)

Don't mess with the Russian Rullet, people have died.

and besides

When in Russia, mullet wears you.
One Two- July 28, 2009 at 12:57 pm
If he even had it.
One Two- July 28, 2009 at 12:56 pm
I think acute hep b goes away.
Criminally Negligent- July 28, 2009 at 12:45 pm
The UFC wouldn't risk pissing off the commissions in the US (who would still notice) or risk giving one of his opponents a wicked case of the herp.
NECROPHYTE- July 28, 2009 at 12:42 pm
Aleks got a RULLET(Russian mullet)
Josh-O Slicenett- July 28, 2009 at 12:41 pm
Wasn't some jackass talking about Aleks fighting in the UFC in another comments section?
Dante- July 28, 2009 at 12:31 pm
I translated the whole video...

"I am Aleks. It burns when I pee..."