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 MMAjunkie.com 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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