Sergei Kharitonov’s exponentially escalating problems with Alexander Emelianenko is an issue that I’ve been unaware of for years. Apparently back in Pride FC, Kharitonov’s camp offered Emelianenko a fight on two separate occasions, both of which he allegedly turned down. According to Sergei, when he injured his shoulder, Alexander jumped at the opportunity which led to a first round loss for Kharitonov back in 2006. ValeTudo.ru caught up with Sergei and it appears his beef with Alexander has been stewing well after their Pride FC bout.
“Alex is a drunker, he is always brawling. Normal man like me or Fedor would never drink to alcoholic mania and fight in the street. But I often hear about Alex getting into scrape like this in different corners of our country. He rampages, harasses the waitresses and other girls, lies, cries on every corner that he is a champion of the world and the strongest man on Earth. I guess, this is some kind of a drug effect.”
“I came to Stariy Oskol to Fedor. Drunken Alex met me there. When taxi driver took us to the place Alex swatted his shoulder, said: “You drove the good people, thank you” and didn’t want to pay him. I wanted to pay by myself but Alex didn’t let me to do it. He asked me not to tell Fedor about it so I just went away, didn’t want to look at it. After that case I realized what kind of man he was.”
“All organizations in the world know about his hepatitis C and nobody wants to have business with him. He has drunk himself into this disease. He is drug addicted alcoholic and criminal. All his disrespectful remarks to the athletes are just a bullshit. How can he fight with hepatitis? Nobody gonna take him to any tournament. He lies that he hasn’t been to prison but it’s not true, he has.”
“I know that for the present moment Alex doesn’t have neither house nor home. He has spend everything on drink. He doesn’t have a flat, doesn’t have a car. And the only way to make some money for him is to give a scandalous interview and to attract some attention to his person. He is ready for everything to get the bout. He even came to Fedor’s camp with the hope that Fedor would help him to organize a fight somewhere. But he is washed-up.”
“I know some people that have been to prison, they reformed, realized their mistakes and improved. Alex hasn’t changed at all. He stayed the same. There were some cases when he could get to jail but Fedor stepped in again. There were also some cases when Fedor literally saved his life. Being honest, prison is the best place for Alex. Fedor made a great push to take him out of a jail as early as possible. I remember 2002 when Fedor said “I’d like Alex to get out of jail somewhat quicker”. Fedor is the reason why Alexander is free now. Actually he owes his brother everything he has at the present moment. Fedor carries him on his shoulders. Fedor gave him an opportunity to step in the ring, to make some money. He used to make good money because of his last name but he could not keep it, swapped everything for drink and parties.”
“He is likely to give that interview being drunk and drugget-out. You can see it by his voice in his interview about Fedor’s trainers – he was inadequate. He’s gonna be 30 in 2 days, this error was born on August 2nd, day of airborne troops, my holiday. And he is still living from one drunken feast to another, from one scuffle to another. He must be missing the jail.”
Of course, Sergei is referring to the interview Alexander Emelianenko gave regarding his brother’s most recent loss against Dan Henderson. In the interview, he blames Fedor’s loss on his coaches and ‘managers,’ which, by default, would be M-1 Global. [Source]