After being released from prison earlier this year Alexander Emelianenko has come forth publicly to discuss a long lasting feud with brother Fedor.
It seems the Emelianenko brothers rivalry goes further than you would expect.
Alexander told Russian sports outlet sovsport.ru that he has not spoken to Fedor in 10 years.
“Now he surrounds himself with ‘friends’ who follow him around, and will never tell him the truth, fearing to lose beneficial ties. It’s only sycophants around him.”
Alexander returned to mixed martial arts competition in September after a three-year prison sentence for rape. He won the fight against Gerônimo Dos Santos in just 36-seconds. Older brother Fedor, lost to Matt Mitrione via first round knockout at Bellator NYC in June.
Fedor responded to Alexander via the same Russian outlet in the form of a letter.
“Usually I don’t comment on other people’s statements. But I cannot remain silent. This is my first and last answer to you. I consider it beneath my dignity to constantly react to your lies.
“And now the most important thing – why I decided to make this open appeal to you: you called my relatives sycophants. Sycophant – that’s you, Judas. I feel sorry that people who were close to you and supported you in hard moments are now suffering. I personally have apologized for you to dozens of people.
“You can say what you like about me, I’ll endure it, but do not dare to insult those close to me. Besides, you don’t even know them. And all those whom you know helped you and played an important role in your life. And you are not worth their little finger. Therefore, you are not in my circle.
“In one of your interviews you said that you can help me. But I do not understand how you, [someone] who was released [from prison] not long ago and is known for constant violations of his training regime, can help me. I can only think of one thing – not to dishonor the family name of me and my parents!”