Fightlinker is wringing his hands over the lack of outrage that a presumably Hepatitis infected Aleksander Emelianenko is still fighting and no one in the MMA media is complaining:
You know the dude’s got a serious issue when even Japan says “You’re not allowed to fight.” So why is a guy who’s basically the Tommy Morrison of MMA getting a free pass from the MMA media? Is it because he’s Fedor’s little brother? Or do we just care so little about the safety of his opponents?
There’s all sorts of signs pointing towards Aleks having hepatitis. If he’s still FIGHTING, that’s a health risk to everyone he fights. You’d think there should be some responsible journalistic outlet raising some questions about the whole situation instead of licking it’s chops in eager anticipation of Aleks’ next fight. Hey, I used to be down with the A to the E too, but this is fucking nuts. The guy might have a life threatening disease and he’s fighting in MMA!
And MMA Mania is reporting that Baby Fedor Kiril Sidelnikov's bad showing at the last Affliction show was even worse than we thought at the time. Hard to believe he needed drugs to look like that. Quote from Bill Douglas of the CSAC:
Kirill Sidelnikov, who last competed at Affliction’s Day of Reckoning event on January 24, has been suspended for testing positive for Stanozolol. The suspension period is retroactive to the conclusion of the bout on January 24 and runs through January 18, 2010. He has been fined $2,500. The mere presence of Stanozolol in the system constitutes a violation under the new testing procedures for CSAC.
Photo of Kiril by Esther Lin.