Frank Mir wasn’t the only person Fedor Emelianenko had to worry about this week at Bellator 198 in Rosemont, Illinois.
According to a report by The Telegraph, “Last Emperor” has been followed around by Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) officers throughout the week. They’ve tracked Fedor down, knocked on his hotel room, talked with the mixed martial arts (MMA) legend, and have reportedly been in and out for days.
As of now, nobody knows what the heck is going on. Emelianenko does have ties to presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, but nothing is directly correlating the surprise visit to either man. Not only has Emelianenko’s team remained hush, hush about the intricacies of the situation, but Bellator officials haven’t divulged anything either.
There is another likely scenario that could lead the FBI to Fedor’s hotel doorstep. Back when Affliction Entertainment signed Emelianenko in order to make an impact in the MMA community, the company COO was none other than Michael Cohen. That is the same Michael Cohen who is currently under criminal investigation by the FBI for potential bank fraud, wire fraud and campaign finance violations, as he is the longtime attorney for Trump.
While the FBI could have tracked down Fedor in effort to extract some information from him from his dealings directly with Cohen and Affliction Entertainment, we really don’t know. It’s simply speculation.
But whatever the FBI squeezed out of “Last Emperor” earlier this week in his hotel room, Fedor still has to put up with former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir later tonight (Sat., April 28, 2018) at Bellator 198 live on Paramount Network.
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