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Fedor Emelianenko Wears Amazing Sweater to Affliction Press Conference


(Oscar, his life partner Tito, and their mentally-challenged adopted son Fedor. Mad props: MMA Mania.)

Earlier today in New York, Affliction held a press conference featuring Fedor Emelianenko, Oscar De La Hoya, Tito Ortiz, Donald Trump, Tom Atencio, and Vadim Finkelchtein. (I totally would have been there if not for the fact that something completely historic was happening at the same time; awesome scheduling as always, guys.) All the star power in the room was unfortunately upstaged by Fedor’s horizontally-striped pastel-hued Ultimate Sweater, which probably made De La Hoya and Ortiz very self-conscious about their boring tailored suits. When asked about his sweater, Emelianenko replied, "you dress for job you want, not for job you have."

Just kidding. But according to this Sherdog recap of the presser, here’s what actually went down:

— De La Hoya called MMA’s progress “incredible” and said he expected his company’s success in boxing to follow in MMA through working with Affliction. 

— Affliction VP Tom Atencio said he plans to promote four MMA events per year with Golden Boy. On the UFC’s counter-programming tactics, he said: "They’re going to do what they have to do to make sure that they’re the only game in town. With the organization that we have and the partners we have, I just don’t see that happening."

— "Day of Reckoning" color-man Tito Ortiz said he looked forward to “possibly” fighting for Affliction. 

— Fedor Emelianenko explained that prior to his World Sambo Championships loss in November, he wasn’t as prepared as he should have been, but he’s "fully motivated" for Arlovski. Regarding Arlovski’s much-publicized training with Freddie Roach and Roach’s criticism of Emelianenko’s boxing technique, Emelianenko said, "I never claimed that I had the best boxing technique in the world…[Roach] has trained a lot of great fighters and maybe he’s right, but we’ll see what happens in the ring. We’ll see what Andrei has to offer. We’ll see what I have to offer him.”

After the jump: M-1 Vice President Jerry "Gary" Millen completely bites Dana White’s style with his own video blog, which covers yesterday’s press engagements. What Fedor is wearing at the 4:42 mark may shock you.



(Okay, I guess the video preview image gave away the gag. Hmm. Anyway, if I had a sweater that awesome I wouldn’t take it off either.)

Update: More pics and video from the press conference here.

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kindle south africa- January 1, 2012 at 9:54 am
haha! Jugger got it spot on! Gap fow sure! Anyone actually like his beautiful sweater!?
im with fedor- January 22, 2009 at 6:55 pm
okay people, firstly fedors sweater is awesome, i myself am a sweater wearer and believe me wearing shit like,....you know fedor is getting laid in the dressing room before the fight.
Anonymous- January 21, 2009 at 2:08 pm
She wants 100 rupies and a bag of charcoal to make a replica for me.
dude guy- January 21, 2009 at 10:10 am
that sweater was created by his grandmother, anonymous. but her website is www.evenfedorsgrandmawillkillyou.com
Anonymous- January 21, 2009 at 9:15 am
I really want to buy that sweater. Anybody got a link?
Da Truth- January 21, 2009 at 6:42 am
Fedor really is TOO LEGIT TO QUIT.
When Youre the baddest Mo Fo on the planet...You can wear a Jem and the Holograms t Shirt and still be THE MAN.
laxaxis- January 21, 2009 at 2:39 am
Actually come to think of it, it all makes sense... The three of them were filming a gangbang seen for the next Millen vlog and jenna jameson squirted on fedor's new suit as tito prematurely popped a load on her face (thus she isn't present in photo).
laxaxis- January 21, 2009 at 2:38 am
Fedor is the rockin the new Assliction winter line
bold- January 21, 2009 at 12:09 am
im fedor and im about to head kick a moving train
Anonymous1- January 20, 2009 at 11:53 pm
Your headlines are so freakin awesome. Hilarious. Almost as awesome as that sweater.
Chad- January 20, 2009 at 11:33 pm
I don't think that I would say anything to his face.

I know for a fact that I wouldn't say anything to his face.

But that sweater is straight cash homey.
Skidmark Draws- January 20, 2009 at 10:32 pm
Fedor has the excuse of being Russian. They do everything ass backwards over there. Bottom line is this. . .we can say all this shit behind his back by I wouldn't dare say it to his face. I would hate that sweater even more if he made me eat it cuz i was talking shit. . .
Brown Badger- January 20, 2009 at 10:23 pm
This is quality shit. Now I don't have to listen to a retarded Dana White.
Nate- January 20, 2009 at 10:12 pm
No one has noticed that Fedor only brought one sweater for the whole week. Just look at yesterdays photo from the O&A show.
Fedor- January 20, 2009 at 9:45 pm
I happen to like sweater.


Why do Americans care what I wear?


I want to do my job and go home, America worse than Thailand.


Bovice- January 20, 2009 at 9:28 pm
Fedor looks like an obese Powder that just borrowed one of Kanye West's sweatshirts.
Kev- January 20, 2009 at 8:51 pm
Fedor called his lifelong mentor, Bill Cosby, and asked what to wear to the big press conference.
Bill said to Fedor "A jizzum jazzum, flizzum flazzum" and then FedEx'ed Fedor a sweater from his own collection
dude guy- January 20, 2009 at 8:06 pm
"but doctor, what does that mean?"
"it means he will never, not be retarded."
Jay- January 20, 2009 at 8:06 pm
agrees on the caption. Nothing will top that this week. A T-shirt to the Bens
dude guy- January 20, 2009 at 8:02 pm
best pic caption ever!
Anonymous- January 20, 2009 at 7:50 pm
Where can I watch Fedor: The baddest man on the planet? Its not on the fox sports net channel? Anyone knows....? Thanks
Anonymous- January 20, 2009 at 7:15 pm
That caption is fucking hilarious!!!!! I seriously laughed out loud. And i don't do that much. Great job CP!!!!
Anonymous- January 20, 2009 at 6:53 pm
Why the fuck is Tito there? He's not even fighting for Affliction or anyone for that matter. Get a fucking job asshole.
UCDFuBoO- January 20, 2009 at 6:41 pm
So I take it right after the press conference Fedor is heading to his other job as the Russian Mr. Rogers?
Sneaky Pete- January 20, 2009 at 5:17 pm
@Tallkitchenbag.

Yea, I think you make an excellent point about Fedor's humility, and I hope that more fighters emulate that in the future.

As to Tito "sucking peepee vicariously", well I'm just glad I never formed a mental image of that in my mind. Oh, no, wait. There it is.

Thanks asshole.
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