The website Middle Easy made an announcement earlier today that they received an email from a “very reliable source” that Fedor Emelianenko will be running for a congress seat in Russia’s ‘United Russia’ party. This party hold around 80% of seats in the senate and Fedor will represent his region. Middle Easy also stated the official announcement should be out sometime today.

Along with this rumor, sources have been saying that after Fedor finishes his last two fights with Strikeforce, that he will retire from MMA.

As more news comes in, keep checking back for updates.