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

  • 26 days ago
  • 24 views

Multiple sources confirmed to BlooydElbow.com that Fedor Emelianekno is still not interested in a comeback. Over the past few weeks, rumours about a potential Fedor Emelianenko return have run rampan read news >>

  • 6 days ago
  • 27 views

Which saves Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) the trouble of making a counteroffer. Bellator MMA President Scott Coker, who partnered with M-1 Global a few years back to co-promote mixed martial a read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 5 views

During the holiday week, Scott Coker, President of Bellator MMA, told MMAFighting.com that they have reached out to Brock Lesnar to show interest in his services. Now, just before the new year, Coker read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 34 views

Wanderlei Silva and Fedor Emelianenko, two of the most popular fighters from the Pride FC era, have returned to ring in the New Year Japanese MMA style. read news >>

  • 10 days ago
  • 4 views

Vote now in the Bloody Elbow Baddest Tournament to determine the Greatest MMA Striker of All Time. Today's match-up: #2 Mirko Cro Cop vs. #3 Fedor Emelianenko. Vote now! Ladies and gentlemen, welcome read news >>

  • 6 days ago
  • 38 views

Scott Coker went to Japan late last month in part because of one man: Fedor Emelianenko. The Bellator MMA president was in attendance at the Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye show in Tokyo on New Year's Eve knowing th read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 views

Alexis Vila was 36 – a near-dinosaur in the MMA world – when he made his pro debut and launched what would become a productive career. But his next challenge comes against an opponent who’s half his read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 11 views

Like many MMA fans, I'd love to see Jon Jones fight Alexander Gustafsson again, but the bout with Daniel Cormier Saturday in Las Vegas at UFC 182 is Bones' defining fight. We may never see a more gen read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 15 views

BARUERI, Brazil -- Three-time jiu-jitsu absolute world champion Marcus Almeida, as known as "Buchecha", discusses his desire to become a mixed martial artist and training at American Kickboxing Acade read news >>