Sunday, February 27, 2011

New Jersey commission: Emelianenko will honor suspension, not fight in sambo tourney

Fedor Emelianenko will pass on competing in combat sambo to honor a medical suspension issued to him by the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board.

NJSACB legal counsel Nick Lembo today told that Emelianenko's camp has assured him the heavyweight won't participate in a national sambo tournament to be held this weekend in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Sambo is a martial art system originally developed for the Russian military and bears many similarities to MMA in its emphasis on both striking and grappling. It's considered a national sport in Russia, and many competitions are held worldwide.


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