Police threaten manhunt for MMA's Emelianenko for failure to cooperate
MOSCOW, January 14 (RAPSI) – Russian Police warned MMA fighter Alexander Emelianenko, 32, that he would be placed on a federal wanted list if he fails to promptly appear before investigators in an assault case pending against him, a Moscow police source told RIA Novosti on Tuesday.
A 63-year-old man was hospitalized with multiple injuries in October following a brawl in a cafe in southeastern Moscow. Emelianenko was later brought in for questioning by police, but released after filing a counter-claim stating he was only defending himself.
Police stated that the investigation in the case against Emelianenko had reached completion, but could not be forwarded to the court prior to the suspect‘s appearance before the investigator to review the file and to receive the official indictment.
Following the incident, MMA promotion company Legend terminated its contract with Emelianenke, stating he was "unprofessional" and unprepared for an upcoming bout scheduled to take place against Croatian fighter Mirko Filipovic on November 8. He was removed from the card and replaced with another Russian, Alexei Oleinik.
Emelianenko’s career win-loss record is 23:6. He is the younger brother of former MMA champion Fedor Emelianenko.