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Emelianenko Brothers Not Feeling the Love For One Another

(‘Pay no attention to my brother. He is idiot.’ Photo courtesy of

Aleks and Fedor Emelianenko don’t seem to have the warmest of sibling relationships.  They don’t train together, don’t speak especially well of one another, and when they were both at the Affliction press conference in July they barely acknowledged one another’s presence.  It’s tempting to blame this on the fact that both of them often appear to be emotionless cyborgs, but then you see that picture of Fedor happily eating two ice cream cones at once, and damn if it doesn’t just melt your heart.  

But Aleks is taking issue with some comments his brother made to a Russian newspaper, where Fedor suggested that his little bro lacks a serious work ethic, even going so far as to claim that as kids, “Aleksander looked for adventures on his rear end…I wouldn’t come out of the gym.”

Aleks, as you might imagine, disagrees:

Last week, Aleks was interviewed by the same newspaper and Fedor “is definitely not correct on that. I don’t know why [he] said that. Probably was overcome by some ambitions.
“My brother sometimes gets overwhelmed. He says something stupid, and then he’s sorry about it afterwards.”

Something tells me Fedor is not terribly sorry about those remarks.  As for him being "overcome by some ambitions," perhaps that’s what Aleks has been telling himself all these years when Fedor’s in the gym becoming the world’s best heavyweight, and he’s been off doing…whatever it is that Aleks does besides getting tattoos.

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Bad news!!! FEDOR hid this DVD from Aleks!- December 9, 2008 at 2:46 pm
Fedor and his trainers have been saying it for ages: Aleks doesn't like to train. He likes to win, but not spend endless hours in gym to back up his winning ways. Seeing how quickly Aleks gases and how lackluster his recent matches were, I'd believe Fedor's side of the story. With that said, I hope both brothers will come out at their best in their upcoming matches.
Dakyn- December 9, 2008 at 12:17 am
you think that blond chick has Hep B too?
tyler- December 8, 2008 at 5:58 pm
"Fedor Rules" Are you crazy? Aleks winning a fight with Sylvia won't mean anything when Shamrock knocks Tim out of the rankings. Also Tito Ortiz doesn't have hepatitis "CubicalGangster" so don't start a rumor like that because some jackass will believe it and run with that bullshit.
Big Shafty- December 8, 2008 at 5:05 pm
Alex is doing his best impression of one of Jeff Dunham's puppets.
Sherman- December 8, 2008 at 12:23 pm
@the guy who put Fedor at #2 or 3.....are you serious? Who is your number 1?

Fedor has said that Aleks is significantly more talented than himself, but he didn't work at it.
CubicalGangster- December 8, 2008 at 12:09 pm
That other thing you speak of that Aleks does, other than getting tattooed, contracting hepatitis. Just like Tito Ortiz.
Que pasa?!- December 8, 2008 at 12:05 pm
You are crazy! #2??? or #3????!!!! if he beats Sylvia that will be his first victory agaisnt a top10 fighter....

He lost agaisnt Croo cop, fabricio werdum and josh barnett.

To be top5 he needs more and better accomplishments including Sylvia.

Fedor Rules- December 8, 2008 at 10:52 am
Besides Fedor this dude is one of the baddest guys on the planet. I'd put him around 2 or 3 in the world at HW. If he beats Tim Sylvia he'd definetly be #2. Besides this is all just mugging for the camera, there brothers and you know they like each other. If they ever do fight though it will probably be a stalemate just because there both so freakin good at every aspect of the game.
Jugger- December 8, 2008 at 10:39 am
If Aleks' last outing is any indication, Fedor's statements are spot on. Aleks has flashes of brilliance, but his footwork and spare tire in his last fight have me worried that his best years are behind him.
Anonymous- December 8, 2008 at 10:13 am

Kissenger- December 8, 2008 at 10:09 am
I hope they don't like each other - in fact, I hope they HATE each other!

That way, we are nearer to the REAL bro vs. bro fight we all want to see: not the damn shamrocks - the Emilianenkos.
IronMan- December 8, 2008 at 9:53 am
Great article. Hopefully you'll get a pingback from us. I love the caption.
shitwhistle- December 8, 2008 at 9:45 am
“Aleksander looked for adventures on his rear end..."

That's better than looking for adventures IN your rear end. *high fives self*

MMA Wannabe- December 8, 2008 at 9:42 am
Aleks is off getting the hep, of course. Or fondling his mullet.
Aleksanders Hair- December 8, 2008 at 9:33 am
He's just jelous...
Hebrew Hammerfist- December 8, 2008 at 9:16 am
So, maybe Fedor is Oskar Schindler while Aleks is his normal neo-nazi self?