Aleks Emelianenko’s long, strange trip
In the beginning, Aleksander Emelianenko was the scariest man in mixed martial arts.
In December of 2012, Aleks caused a disturbance on a plane, in his native Russia.
“During the flight, the renowned athlete caused a breach of public order,” reported the Russian language site RSport. “He spoke loudly, molested passengers, provoked them into fights, did not react to remarks from the cabin crew, demanded liquor, used foul language, smoked in the airplane.”
Emelianenko pled guilty and received a fine of 700 rubles, or about $23.
Shortly after the MMA’s scariest man on a plane incident, he was released by M-1 Global.
“Alexander constantly violated the terms of contact, we canceled,” said Vadim Finklestein. “Now he is a free agent, he has his own way. Neither I, Fedor, nor M-1 is responsible for his actions.”
And shortly after that, he retired.
Now he is living in a monastery in Mount Athos, Greece.
The UG’s own beloved TSGIGOR has the images of Aleks living like a monk.