During the “Greatest of all time” a.k.a. ‘G.O.A.T’ discussion, a certain Russian fighter’s name is often taken. For many fans Pride’s greatest fighter ever, i.e. Fedor Emelianenko is undoubtedly also the greatest MMA heavyweight of all time far ahead of the likes of Cain Velasquez and the current UFC heavyweight champion, Stipe Miocic. Many fans also strongly believe that the indomitable Russian is also quite easily the greatest fighter to ever compete in MMA, ahead of the likes of Georges St-Pierre, Anderson ‘Spider’ Silva and Jon ‘Bones’ Jones. Hence, a lot of people had been salivating at the prospect of watching “The Last Emperor” back in action against Frank Mir at Bellator 198. However, a shocking development has now come out that a team of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents met Fedor earlier this week and were even present in the arena at his fight.
Emelianenko defeated MMA veteran and legend Frank Mir via TKO in the first round due to punches at Bellator 198.
Emelianenko’s U.S.A manager Jerry Millen confirmed the information to Associated Press. However, he did refuse to comment on what the discussion was about between Emelianenko and the FBI. Here’s what he had to say:
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, Again, the FBI did come to the hotel, they found us, knocked on the door.
Hundred percent, kind of surprised. They were very nice, very professional.
The FBI refused to comment on the matter. However, special agent Janine L. Wheeler from the FBI’s Chicago field office told MMA Fighting the following via an email:
Per policy, we do not comment on investigations we may or may not be conducting without a public record basis upon which to speak.