Irish window-smashing champ Conor McGregor may have chilled with the New York City Police Department for a bit in his last visit to the United States, but Fedor Emelianenko took things to the next level and met with the Federal Bureau of Investigations.
Since he was on US soil for Bellator 198, the Russian heavyweight was apparently visited by FBI agents.
As is usual with these sorts of legal things, no one will say exactly why or what was talked about, although it doesn’t take a genius to figure out there are connections between President Donald Trump, MMA and even Fedor himself.
Emelianenko, one of the best MMA fighters of all time, arrived in Illinois from his home country of Russia on Tuesday. FBI agents came looking for him at the hotel that day and asked to speak with him, sources said. The information was first reported Saturday by The Telegraph.
Emelianenko’s U.S. manager Jerry Millen confirmed the information with the Associated Press, but declined to comment on what the discussion was about. Millen said the agents were also at Bellator 198 on Saturday night at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill.
“The FBI came to the hotel looking to talk to Fedor and they were very nice, came in to speak with Fedor for a few minutes, spoke to me, very cool guys, and that’s all I can really say about it,” Millen said. “Again, the FBI did come to the hotel, they found us, knocked on the door.”
Millen added: “Hundred percent, kind of surprised. They were very nice, very professional.”
Sources said there are no indications that Emelianenko is under any kind of investigation.