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Aleksander Emelianenko to Fight on Affliction Card in January?

62869_medium_mediumFighters Only magazine is reporting that Fedor's little brother will be fighting in the U.S. on the January Affliction card. He denies that there was any medical reason behind his not being licensed last time:

He was scheduled to appear on Affliction’s first show in June but was removed from the card at the last minute by the California State Athletic Commission.

CSAC never revealed a specific reason for the removal but rumours circulated that Emelianenko had been found to have Hepatitis B.

"That is not true, these rumours about medical problems are not true," he stated. "I was removed from the card because of problems with my paperwork."

"My visa came late for the USA, I arrived two days late and it meant that I could not complete necessary paperwork on time.

This directly contradicts statements from the California State Athletic Commission's Bill Douglas:

"The one thing that I can absolutely say is that he (Emelianenko) was not and will not be cleared to fight in California. He is officially denied a license and that will stand for all of the United States of America".

Guess we'll find out in January who's zooming who.

HT Fightlinker