Mixed martial arts legend Fedor Emelianenko made headlines ahead of his big match up against two-time former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir back at Bellator 198. While “The Last Emperor” put on a storied performance against the former title holder, Emelianenko also received media attention because he was reportedly visited by the FBI ahead of the fight.
U.S. President Donald Trump was a co-promoter for an Affliction MMA event, in which Fedor Emelianenko competed on. It has been speculated that the fighter’s relation to Pres. Trump may have led to the FBI’s interest in Emelianenko.
Well, news source mmaboxing.ru has come forward to report that Fedor Emelianenko recently landed in New York to fulfill media obligations for his upcoming match up against Chael Sonnen.
Speaking to the Russian news source, Emelianenko revealed that he was approached by an FBI agent. But, the fighter said the agent simply introduced himself and offered his card to the fighter. The reason for the meeting is still unknown.