Pride Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko is to become the first MMA fighter in Russian history to be granted an audience with a Russian President.
Fedor has been invited to the Kremlin on January 27th to receive an award for his considerable services to sport in Russia.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is himself a highly experienced Martial Artist who holds a 6th Degree Black Belt in Judo and operates a Judo club in St Petersberg.
This is a huge honor for Fedor and true recognition for one of Russia’s most successful sportsman.
wow that crazy,
Fedor is a great champion, and I hope the fedor dynasty lasts a long time
I hope Fedor doesn't or hasn't pissed of Putin, he would end up dead like several other Russians lately.
i dunno about that.. putin is trained in some form of martial arts and was a covert kgb member.
WOW!! Damn, thats cool, kind of, I guess.... uhhh nevermind.
fedor should be the russian president
Putin knows Sambo too so they should Sambo imo
Crazy didnt know Putin had a black belt. That wont Happen in many other countries.
oh yeah. PUTIN by Armbar!
Its great to see that MMA is being reconized in counries all over the world
Puti poo aint got nuthin on FEDOR