Aleksander Emelianenko Dropped From Affliction “Banned” Due To Positive Test For Hepatitis B

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Updated: July 24, 2008

MMANews is reporting, that Aleksander Emelianenko, brother of Top heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko, tested positive for Hepatitis B, which caused the drama during the weigh-ins at “Affliction Banned” and lead to Emelianenko being denied a license by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC). Emelianenko was ultimately replaced by MMA veteran Gary Goodridge who lost decision to Paul Buentello in the opening fight of “Affliction Banned”.

Wiki Hepatitis B:

Hepatitis B virus infects the liver of hominoidae, including humans, and causes an inflammation called hepatitis. It is a DNA virus and one of many unrelated viruses that cause viral hepatitis. The proportion of the world’s population currently infected with the virus is estimated at 3 to 6%, but up to a third have been exposed. Symptoms of the acute illness caused by the virus include liver inflammation, vomiting, jaundice, and rarely, death. Chronic hepatitis B may eventually cause liver cirrhosis and liver cancer, a fatal disease with very poor response to current chemotherapy.[3] The infection is preventable by vaccination.[4]

10 Comments

  1. Fedor Emelianenko DV

    July 24, 2008 at 6:41 am

    Damn, more bad news for Aleks! Does it mean he won't be able to compete in the US?!

  2. Ryan S

    July 24, 2008 at 10:08 am

    Don't you get hepatitus B from poop? I could be wrong.

  3. Ryan S

    July 24, 2008 at 10:08 am

    eating poopoo or something

  4. kom34

    July 24, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    sounds pretty bad. yeah they won't let him fight here with hepatitis B. that sucks because i though alex could have some potential to be a top fighter.

  5. roy

    July 25, 2008 at 1:41 am

    thats hep a ryan you get it from food handlers not properly cleaning there hands after wiping

  6. Miko

    July 25, 2008 at 7:12 am

    Poor guy. His career s probably over.

    Hep b is usually caught from non-safe sex or dirty needles. Just like HIV.

    I'm betting he caught it when he got one of those tats.

  7. roy

    July 25, 2008 at 8:05 am

    especially if they are jail tats, not alot of needles to go around so they share, i have not heard that this is confirmed yet so i hope its not the case i like to watch him fight.

  8. sdf

    July 26, 2008 at 2:13 am

    ahh man that sucks :(

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