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Aleksander Emelianenko scores early parole, eyes MMA return following conviction for sexual assault

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Former PRIDE FC heavyweight attraction and youngest of the "Emperor" brothers, Aleksander Emelianenko, was jailed for four-and-a-half years back in May 2015 after being convicted of sexual assault by the Simonovsky Court in Moscow, Russia.

Not that it matters, as Emelianenko is expected to be released this week as a result of “good behavior,” according to Bloody Elbow.

Perhaps the shitbags who granted said release forgot that Emelianenko would not have been in this position had he practiced good behavior in the first place. Hindsight is 20/20, or something like that.

So, about that return to mixed martial arts (MMA)...

"I hope he learned the right lessons from the difficult situation,” Emelianenko’s lawyer wrote on Facebook. “He has revised his views on standards of conduct in society. And, with the dignity of a true champion, will rise after a knockout.”

So much for these comments.

“Today he should be released on parole, and I wish him to throw out his incredible power only in a sports ring, praising the strength of character and the Russian sport!”

Conditions of his release include labor and state restitution.

It has been a long and rocky road for the troubled heavyweight (23-7), who was released by M-1 in late 2012 for breach of contract. He later hooked up with PRO FC and was in action as recently as 2014, where he suffered a technical knockout loss to Dmitriy Sosnovskiy.

I hear this group is looking for some homegrown talent.

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