MMA legend Alexander Emelianenko on Russian federal wanted list


The former Pride star and younger brother of Hall of Famer Fedor Emelianenko is being sought by Russian authorities for "suspicion of housekeeper abuse and passport theft."

Pride veteran Alexander Emelianeko (23-7, 6-2 Pride) is in trouble with the Russian authorities again according to a report from RIA Novosti:

Russian authorities have put renowned Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Aleksander Emelianenko on a wanted list on suspicion of housekeeper abuse and passport theft, investigators said Wednesday.

Vladimir Markin, a spokesperson for the country's Investigative Committee said that Emelianenko had been put on the federal wanted list as "he disappeared and did not appear for questioning at the scheduled time," adding that charges were forthcoming.

This isn't Emelianenko's first time in trouble with the law. He was fined for "hooliganism" in early 2013 for an altercation on an airplane. Only a couple of months later he was detained by police after a brawl in a Moscow cafe. Emelianenko is unable to fight in the U.S. following what was rumored to be a positive test result for Hepatitis B.

That hasn't stopped him from keeping a busy fight schedule in Russia in recent years. He fought twice in 2013 and already has fought once this year.

BJPenn.com has more ugly details on the charges.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 27 days ago
  • 26 views

Vote now in the Bloody Elbow Baddest Tournament to determine the Greatest MMA Striker of All Time. Today's match-up: #3 Fedor Emelianenko vs. #6 Alistair Overeem. Vote now! To the surprise of no one, read news >>

  • 5 days ago
  • 10 views

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- The new UFC interim heavyweight champion, Fabricio Werdum spoke to MMAFighting.com about his hero’s reception in Porto Alegre, broke down his second round knockout victory o read news >>

  • 3 days ago
  • 12 views

And that would be another feather in the cap of "Vai Cavalo." Fabricio Werdum handed Fedor Emelianenko his first loss in over a decade back in 2010 by tapping "The Last Emperor" under the Strikeforce read news >>

  • 2 days ago
  • 124 views

Scott Coker is making it abundantly clear that he isn’t simply content with being No. 2. read news >>

  • a day ago
  • 102 views

Wanna hear something crazy? Brock Lesnar could fight Fedor Emelianenko in 2015. Wanna hear something even crazier? It could happen in Bellator. Or Strikeforce 2.0, depending on how you look at it. It read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 12 views

The MMA Hour is back in your life on Monday. Below is a rundown of who will be stopping by and when: 1:00 p.m. ET -- Alexander Gustafsson will preview his UFC on FOX 14 main event against Anthony Joh read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 0 views

Retired MMA legend Wanderlei Silva is asking the court to review his lifetime ban by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 4 views

Brock Lesnar is still a hot commodity in MMA circles and Bellator would potentially be interested in his services according to Scott Coker. Will Brock Lesnar return to MMA? That's a question many are read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 views

Alexander Gustafsson previews his UFC on FOX 14 main event against Anthony Johnson. read news >>

Jump to: