Former heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko has been appointed to the role of Russian MMA Union president, according to an announcement made by Evgeni Kogan. Kogan is the M-1 Global Director of Operations, the promotion for which Emelianenko has been signed for several years to.
“Today MMA became an official sport in Russia, with all the ministry support this entails,” Kogan posted on Twitter. “Russian MMA Union w/Fedor as president, oversees.”
Emelianenko announced his retirement from fighting earlier this year. The 35-year-old sports a career record of 34-4, including three consecutive victories.