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A Month Out From Rogers Fight on CBS, Fedor Takes a Wife

(‘And now I join you in holy matrimony, for better or for worse, until one of you starves or is eaten by wolves.’)

Here’s how unconcerned Fedor Emelianenko is about fighting Brett Rogers on Strikeforce’s November 7 show on CBS: instead of training his ass off with a single-minded focus on destruction, he took some time out to get married this weekend.  Fedor took the plunge for the second time in his life (his first marriage ended in 2006), and he did it in a Russian Orthodox ceremony which involves a lot of awesome symbolism, such as being crowned the king of your own home.  The typical Orthodox wedding also usually involves a couple days worth of celebrating, but we’re hoping that Fedor postponed that, along with the honeymoon, so he could be back hitting tires with sledgehammers and sparring in public parks by Monday morning.

Seriously, it’s great that Fedor has entered once again into wedded bliss, and we’re very happy for him, but couldn’t this have waited until after the Rogers fight?  Judging by the pictures, his bride wasn’t eight months pregnant, so they could have conceivably put it off until after the fight if they wanted to.  At this point we have to assume that Fedor knows how to prepare for a fight, but these distractions are starting to take on a little bit of a “Rocky III” kind of feel, and – we’re just putting it out there – Brett Rogers and Clubber Lang have very similar haircuts.

In other Emelianenko family news…

- The black/possibly-Hepatitis-infected sheep of the family, Aleksander Emelianenko, also had a notable weekend, as he made his professional boxing debut against Hizir Pliev in Russia on Saturday night.  The bout was limited to four rounds since it was the first pro fight for both men, and while Aleks ate a barrage of jabs in the early going, he came back enough to make it a draw on the judges’ scorecards.  Video of the full fight in three parts is below:

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Than- October 6, 2009 at 11:28 am
"Wonder if the old dude in the background is yawning out of boredom"

...or he is taking a picture

"Leave it to Fedor to get married in the children's section at Barnes & Noble."

Those aren't books dumbass...they are icons of Saints, an important part of The Eastern Orthodox Religion, and they played a role in the Great Schism of the 11th century.
KPT- October 6, 2009 at 7:51 am
Did anyone check the site of Fedor? It's English is just rubbish. I wonder, what about the Japanese and Korean translations? (I suppose, the Russian has to be good.)
whitey- October 5, 2009 at 10:22 pm
oh and spaceballs fuckin rocks!
whitey- October 5, 2009 at 10:21 pm
borrowing a page from quentin's book, fedor "retires"(wink) to film the 2010 version of "Rosemary's Baby"
knee_strike- October 5, 2009 at 5:27 pm
Fedor's bride is lovely, and their wedding ceremony looked very special. That being said, I hope Fedor will still be ready to demolish Rogers in November.
danomite- October 5, 2009 at 4:29 pm
Mawage. Mawage is wot bwings us togeder tooday. Mawage, that bwessed awangment, that dweam wifin a dweam...
echoxer0- October 5, 2009 at 1:21 pm
the thought of brett rogers winning was all BS till you mentioned.... the clubber lang haircut....
Gebka- October 5, 2009 at 12:44 pm
Oh man these comments are hilarious
Kimbos Bread- October 5, 2009 at 10:48 am
On the night of his honeymoon, Fedor realizes (to his horror) that the Rasputin looking priest that had been following him all along had already taken the liberty of knocking up his bride. And then he realizes the conspiracy behind why he's called the Last Emperor.
Dojima- October 5, 2009 at 10:34 am
i hope we dont get a report about Fedors long-time mentor and trainer, Miczislaus, dying just a few weeks before the fight - the Rocky III similarities would be uncanny.
Lunk- October 5, 2009 at 10:27 am
This is great. I was beginning to wonder if I made the right decision putting $400 on Brett at +400. I'm finally going to be able to get some sleep this month.
GEE-yuh-TEEN- October 5, 2009 at 10:14 am
The groom insisted Ice Cream be served with the wedding cake. If anyone objects, the newly crowned King of the Emelianenko household will submit them with an armbar.
Its on random.- October 5, 2009 at 9:50 am
I'm astounded at the complete lack of Easter striped sweaters present at the wedding.
blade- October 5, 2009 at 9:32 am
Mike, the old dude isnt yawning, hes taking a picture.

you know this really sux because now IF Fedor loses then the wedding will be an excuse as to why he did.
Rockologist- October 5, 2009 at 9:31 am
Leave it to Fedor to get married in the children's section at Barnes & Noble.
Jeffro- October 5, 2009 at 9:28 am
Russian chicks are hot. As a prank, I signed up our IT guy on He got regular emails from hot russian girls and he never capitalized on them. When my current wife finally leaves me, thats where I will buy Mrs. Jeffro #2.
Peetee- October 5, 2009 at 9:27 am
So thats why Fedor had that grappling match against Aoki, practice for the wedding night.
Perdew- October 5, 2009 at 9:24 am
hopefully for her fedor wins bc i have a funny feeling that if fedor loses then having a wife to beat will be totally okay with him as long as he uses a gentlemanly rule of thumb.

i don't know what's pc in stary oskol aside from soft serve ice cream.

some things just get lost in translation, ya know?
MIRJITSU- October 5, 2009 at 9:19 am
The wedding was Co-Promoted by the one and only M-1 Global. Vadim was at the reception selling small bottles of Fedor nut sweat along with ass hair clippings and giving free reach arounds to willing participants.
BigCountrysCholesterol- October 5, 2009 at 9:17 am
"What do I think? I think this girl is a fucking nobody. This marriage is a fucking farce, that is what I think."
Mike Milbury- October 5, 2009 at 8:58 am
Wonder if the old dude in the background is yawning out of boredom.