Truth be told, can any of us truly, definitively explain why we’re so obsessed with Emelianenko’s sweater?
Maybe it’s the sight of this tightlipped, stone-faced Russian wearing pastels? Maybe it’s the fact that someone who’s made a career out of mauling fellow heavyweights dresses like your dad’s boozy friend Ron did for poker night? Maybe it’s how the horizontal stripes compliment his kind, but mysterious eyes?
Who knows? But why waste time trying to make sense of the “Glorious Sweater Of Absolute Victory,” when you can simply appreciate it? Or even purchase it, if you’re the kind of person who enjoys awkward chats with that guy at the bar who can’t wait to make his case for the return of soccer kicks in MMA?
I mean, just look at this: majestic, even in bobblehead form.
Emelianenko (36-5 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) is back in action on Saturday, when he takes on Frank Mir (18-11 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) in the headlining bout of Bellator 198. The main card, which takes place at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., near Chicago, airs on Paramount following prelims on MMAjunkie.
There have been multiple homages to Emelianenko, the former PRIDE champion and heavyweight legend. But today we honor Emelianenko, the outfit slayer, by remembering the times MMA inspired us with fashion choices.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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