According to published reports, Aleksander Emelianenko and the Red Devil fight team in St. Petersburg, Russia have parted ways. The separate appears to be mutual, as both the team website and Emelianenko’s own personal website indicated that there are no hard feelings towards either side.

Emelianenko commented on his site that he was looking forward to the next chapter in his life and that he would defend his name and prove that he was the best. He also added that his first priority was to defend the honor of Russia in international tournaments.

An official statement by M-1 Global has yet to be issued and while Emelianenko’s separation from Red Devil has been confirmed, it is unclear if he is still contractual aligned with M-1.

There was no specific reason given by either site to why he was leaving. However, rumors have persisted that he had been at odds with some of his Red Devil teammates for some time now.

Emelianenko also had been scheduled to fight last July during the inaugural Affliction card but was scratched at the last minute for reasons that still have yet to have been disclosed. Some sources have speculated that he tested positive for Hepatitis B but those reports have never been confirmed.

The younger brother of WAMMA heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko, Aleksander is 14-3 in his career. The former PRIDE veteran holds victories over Sergei Kharitonov, James Thompson and Assuerio Silva while also having dropped notable fights to Josh Barnett, Mirko Cro Cop and Fabricio Werdum.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Dan Henderson Doesn't Care if Michael Bisping is Taking UFC 204 Seriously (video) |

  • 21 days ago

Dan Henderson has heard the reports that Michael Bisping may have been taking their rematch lightly, but he doesn't care. read news >>

Despite reports, Vitor Belfort says he's not retiring: 'The Phenom' is back

  • 9 days ago

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort isn’t hanging up the gloves just yet, despite what you may have read.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

No, Vitor Belfort Did Not Retire |

  • 8 days ago

The reports of the death of Vitor Belfort's career have been greatly exaggerated... or, at the least, misinterpreted. read news >>

Hisaki Kato Not Worried About AJ Matthews at Bellator 162 |

  • 5 days ago

Hisaki Kato seeks to keep his winning ways going when he faces AJ Matthews in a main card 185-pound bout at Bellator 162 on Friday in Memphis. read news >>

Antonio 'Bigfoot' Silva leaves UFC after contract is not renewed

  • 3 days ago

Antonio 'Bigfoot' Silva and the UFC are going their separate ways so what does his future look like now and where could his next fight be?After four years with the organization, the UFC and read news >>