Aleksander Emelianenko returns to MMA, signs contract with ProFC


Aleksander Emelianenko has un-retired himself, after calling it quits following his submission loss to Jeff Monson in November under the M-1 banner. The younger brother of the legendary Fedor Emelianenko compiled a 21-6 record over a 10 year career. Aleksander made a statement to ProFC’s website regarding his comeback:

“I have spent the last few months in an Orthodox monastery on Mount Athos in Greece and had many conversations with the elders and priests there.I communicated a lot with Elijah, the confessor of our Metropolitan, and he gave me the advice and the blessings to return to the sport. I have since signed a long-term contract [with ProFC] and soon, tentatively in the summer, you will see my debut inside their cage.”

Emelianenko was considered a dangerous striker during his time in Pride FC earning 13 knockout victories over his entire MMA career. The later part of his career was mostly spent fighting for Eastern European organizations so there is no change there.

Fedor Emelianenko was recently quoted as saying that he would return to MMA only with god’s blessing. It would appear that at least one of the Emelianenko brothers has been given the O.K by the man upstairs. The obvious question would be If or when will Fedor be making a return?

Another question that comes to mind, regarding either man, is will they be relevant at this stage? If Fedor does choose to return to the sport in which he was so dominant, where will he go? Who will he fight? If he does return, I do hope he hasn’t burnt too many bridges with the UFC and Dana White.


  • spell God with a Capital G please..

    • Start your sentence with a capital letter please.

      • Is that your passive/aggressive reaction to seeing something you feel the need to react to Keith? Its common knowledge you capitalize God's name in any religion who uses God as the creator's name. I think you have a bigger issue inside than his first word of a sentence.

        • Is that your passive aggressive reaction to anyone who doesn't live in a trailer park? Unfortunately you are correct though; in this context "God" is a proper noun.

        • No but I just think if your going to jump on other people for having a grammar error, make sure you don't have one yourself.

          I could care less about religion, especially on a MMA website…

    • With all due respect, I find it unnecessary to bring your very personal religious beliefs to this website dedicated to MMA.

      • My above reply refers to you as well atheist.

        • Since we're on the subject, "F\/(k your God, your Christ…" Yeah, I'm quoting rock lyrics, what? Okay, off to my weekly blasphemy meeting. Tonight we are going to spit on crosses, fornicate and then it's off to volunteer at the old folks home!

          • To be fair I don't think he was trying to bring religion in to it, he as just trolling.

            Entity is certainly bringing religion in to it and he just makes himself look silly by trying to insult someone by calling them an atheist.

          • @ichokepeople,

            I like to fornicate at the old folks home… that's a lot better than all these filthy bible huggers who fornicate with children at the childrens homes…

            If a person needs a bible to be good then they are obviously bad – love, compassion and caring exist within the heart not within a book, or an idol like a crucifix.

            If there was a satan, satan would have invented religion because religion is the most devisive concept on this entire planet… it led us to judge men by the colour of their skin… for instance in the bible it says that slavery is okay.

            So if the bible is the word of God and you must obey God then you also agree that any man, woman or child with colour, (the mark of Cain) in their skin is beneath you – a slave. How uttlery disgusting – to all you religious nuts, go spout your vile bile to Mike Tyson, call him your slave and feel his fist as it travels down your throat.

          • Can't expect much from people that had monkeys as ancestors.

          • Same could be said for people who think the earth is less than 10,000 years old.

          • Its older then that I know. I just don't believe we all come from a single cell organism that turned into something else that turned into something else… all by accident. And if so maybe someone God started it??

          • Evolution isn't accidental. It's actually the complete opposite.

            God very well could be real, I don't disbelieve in God, per se. I just disagree with organized religion. However, as I said on the Public wall no more regious talk out in the open as it just has a low percentage of ending well. If you'd like DM me.

          • @ Mr H Evan:)

            Great comment, LOL.

        • entity,

          you didnt answer the points I made because you cant.

          Thats okay, I believed in Santa till I was seven!

          If the premise is wrong the conclusion is wrong and you cannot defend the premise therefore your conclusion is wrong.


          Thats all from me on this subject.

    • @apapbend,

      You are funny and here is why…

      Apparently God commanded Noah to collect a male and a female of each species – that equals ten billion males and ten billion females. Including creatures such as fly's, ants and butterflys.

      He had to build a ship to house 20 billion creatures – but that is not the best part, he had to collect enough food from the creatures natural habitat to last forty days. Also he would have had to have had millions of litres of fresh water, unless you want to postulate that his ark was also a water collection device which could collect and store millions of litres of fresh water.

      Then of course is the matter of Noah and his family have to clean out the manure of twenty billion creatures for forty days – did they have energy drinks back then?

      So go figure how big the ship must have been, the logistical issues of finding, transporting, loading, caring and tending for wild animals, fleas, flys and moths.

      But the best part is, Noahs ark apparently landed around the top of Mount Ararat… Not the best place to let loose twenty billion animals… oh and by the way they all found their way home.

      Then there is the falacy of Satan, get this… Satan punishes people who dont obey God, therefore God has an employee called Satan. Why? Because if Satan were truly evil he would do least harm to the most evil and most harm to those who tried to be good – it doesn't make sense that Satan helps God out now does it?

      Lastly, God created man in his image and God is perfect, Gods chosen people are the Jews, Jesus was a Jew, so Jesus was born perfect – so as a Jew why would Jesus have his foreskin cut off he was born perfect.

      This shows that God is stupid or a liar – either way that is not the sort of god who deserves a capital G.

      Ps, if I write a book and hide it in a cave and get my friends to find it and it says that you apapbend is the son of satan should we believe it because it was written on parchment or hidden in a cave? Ridiculous.

      Just answer the points and dont spout of any religious drivel please. If you can make a good argument I promise I will respect it.

  • I hope Fedor visits the Orthodox monastery on Mount Athos in Greece and gets the same blessing to return to MMA.

  • I hope Fedor realizes that "God is a concept", no more real than Santa Claus… and at least Santa makes people genuinely happy, they get a gift in this life, rather than pretending that the gifts are in the next life… oh and god needs your cash or you wont get in…

    • You spent much time trying to defend your belief Odesa. I wasn't going to post anything, but God is in the main thread in relation to Alexander and his coming back to MMA. Trashing God proves your trashy, clean it up.

      • @Entity,

        You have just made a huge mistake.

        If trashing God proves you are trashy then by only believing in one God you are trashing all the other Gods by effectively saying they dont exist – therefore all people who believe in one God are trash.

        Ps, A tip, you need to dismantle my premise as the conclusion is deductively reasoned and based on your defective premise.
        Pps, I will give a hundred dollars to whichever Christian charity you choose and attend church (once) if you can effectively explain the "Noahs Ark Quandry".

        good lad:)

    • Hopefully god gives Fedor a call soon. I'd like to see him compete once or twice.

      A superfight against Anderson would be wonderful.

  • Gotta agree with Entity. Even if you are not a believer in God, you know that the person making the statement DOES, so it is an in accurate writing by purposely NOT capitalizing it. It's actually more of a slap in the face done intently to those who do believe in God.

    • It's not a slap in the face at all. God being capitalized (which was done there strictly because it began a sentence) is only common knowledge for religious people, or people privy to that background.

      It's just not correct to do so when quoting somebody using it in that connotation.

      • However, it wasn't directly quoted so not doing so isn't correct (or incorrect for that matter).

    • A slap in the face for God is not keeping his commandments. When you are keeping these then take the mite out of your brothers eye, until then take the wood out of your own eye.

  • Ok everybody play nice if people need ritual to make their life better so be it, at least that is my opinion and you will find that most people have some sort of 'ritual' and many like it to be organized no surprise here this is anthropology 101. You can't prove God exist or doesn't exist as it is a philosophically 'unknowable phenomenon' you can 'believe' but that is not proof and you can argue like a douchebage about evidence but you know from the start it is not provable or disprovable again it is personal believe, however if some organized religious fanatics or fascists try to tell me how to live or try to harm me then I will defend myself vigorously. It is again,a personal opinion, but Alexander seems to be about as religious as Christopher Hitchens lol, AE is a criminal drug user with hepatitis C who the hell is he going to fight? "Hi let me bleed all over you I have hepatitis C", he is just using religion as a smoke screen for his bullshit as usually, again I ask what athletic commission, that is not corrupt, will allow a Hep C infected fighter to compete?

    • Yo what are you talking about? I just felt like someone woke me up from a nap after reading that.

    • @Mr Kungfurule

      Well said. Although I would say that God can be disproved, because according to god Noah housed twenty billion creatures in an ark for forty days and nights of flooding throughout the world. From an anthropoligical perspective, how many years would Noah have had to spend collecting 20,000,000,000,000 creatures? how many people would be involved in the operation…

      So god is either stupid as he created the bible which was used to justify slavery, war, torture… or he is a liar.

      just sayin*

  • its ok bro maybe one day you will grow a brain, but maybe you should take that your head out of your *** first to give it a chance

  • But maybe you won't say maybe in whatever may be your next post……maybe