For the uninitiated, this story may seem rather trivial for your MMA news fix. However, if you understand just a morsel of the Aleksander Emelianenko/hepatitis saga that has been going on throughout the years, this story will make you throw your trashcan across your kitchen in absolute excitement.
If you’re not familiar with Aleksander Emelianenko, he hunts bears with forks. What part of that didn’t you understand? What further explanation do you need to solidify Aleksander Emelianenko’s status of ‘complete and undeniable hardass’? Alright, what about the time when he lost two teeth while fighting a bull on a Russian game show? Is that enough for you? Yeah, that’s what I thought.
The ‘Hepatitis Gate’ is the most infectious controversy in MMA. I suggest you get tested after reading this. Last year, KSW co-owner, Maciej Kawulski, broke the news that he severed Aleksander Emelianenko’s contract negotiation upon discovering that Aleksander allegedly has hepatitis C. Since then, Aleksander has denied the allegations and even expected a televised apology from the owner of the Polish organization. He never received it, but Aleksander did provide doctor’s results the he claims shows that he is not positive for hepatitis.
Earlier this week, Sergei Kharitonov essentially claimed that Aleksander does have hepatitis (along with a slew of other ‘unfriendly’ things) and now in an interview with LifeSports.ru, Aleksander wants to take a blood test in front of the media and the loser will have to cut their own finger off.
“Kharitonov lied. Everything he says in his interview is stupid nonsense. Maybe he over partied at gay parades in Amsterdam and lost his head.”
“Lets start from Hep C. I’m offering Kharitonov next. I’m ready to take the blood test for Hep C in front of any media and internet resources. If the results are negative he should cut his own finger. If the results will turn out positive I will cut my own finger. That’s for the whole world to know who is the fuckface. Thats what I’m offering to him concerning his claims. If he refuses this bet then the world will know who’s lying anyway.”
There’s nothing like a good old-fashioned Russian finger slicing competition to get your point across. Of course, if you lose, then all your ability to actually point will be removed. [Source]