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CSAC suspends Kirill “Baby Fedor” Sidelnikov for one year

The man dubbed as “Baby Fedor” has been suspended by the California State Athletic Commission for one year due to a positive test for Stanozol.

Kirill Sidelnikov made an unsuccessful debut at January’s Affliction pay-per-view where he suffered a third round TKO to Paul Buentello. The 20-year old prodigy is an M-1 veteran who trains alongside WAMMA heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko on The Imperial Team (formerly known as Russian Red Devil).

The CSAC sent out a press release today informing the press of his failed drug test and confirming the one-year suspension and $2,500 fine.

Sidelnikov, 5-3 overall in his MMA career, lost via TKO when he suffered facial cuts and was not allowed to continue the fight. His debut was highly anticipated but he did not hold up his end of the bargain as he seemed out of shape and quickly gassed early in the fight against the UFC veteran.

CSAC Assistant Executive Officer Bill Douglas explained that the mere presence of Stanozol in a fighter’s system constitutes a violation under the new procedures implemented recently by the CSAC.

  • Angry Mike says:

    It’s a stretch to call this guy a prodigy when he was destroyed by Buentello, who’s a journeyman. As I watched Buentello hammer this guy into submission, I couldn’t help but wonder if maybe he was on the card because Fedor’s management demanded it rather than because Affliction wanted it. Does anybody know whether Sidelnikov has the same management as Fedor?

  • Jstew3785 says:

    Man this guy was doomed from the start with “Baby Fedor” as a nickname. Awful big shoes to fill considering Fedor is the best fighter of our time, maybe all time. He looked like an out of shape 205er. Maybe he should consider making the cut to 205. He’s a small heavyweight as it is.

  • Orwell says:

    Just to play devils advocate here – does this then cast a shadow over Fedor? The two guys train together for 8-10 hours a day, does this confirm there are drugs in the camp?

    Just so my own position is clear here, I don’t think Fedor uses performance enhancing drugs, unless you count vodka. I personally don’t see how steroids are going to help a fighter anyways. To quote Karl Gotch from Eugene S. Robinson’s Fight book :

    “You need five things to be a great fighter : technique, agility, speed, endurance and reflexes. Strength means nothing.” And that’s exactly what I see when I watch Fedor.

  • ace328 says:

    I’m not making accusations but there are many other uses for steroids than bulking up or building strength. A big one for a fighter would be to heal injuries faster when a fight is on the horizon.


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