If you noticed that Aleksander Emelianenko hasn’t been seen on our Affliction “Day of Reckoning” fight card page, it’s because it doesn’t sound like we’ll be seeing him fighting in the US anytime soon. While it’s still unconfirmed that Aleks tested positive for hepatitis B, its obviously something way more serious than his claim of just being late. According to the CSAC’s Bill Douglas, he won’t be getting a license in the US anytime soon.
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.
That’s about as strong of a statement as one could make. Here’s to hoping Aleks’ ban isn’t lifelong.