Was Jeff Monson involved in a confrontation with Russian Police, just days before fighting Fedor?Posted on November 25, 2011, 03:32 PM by Anton Gurevich
According to Russia Today, Mixed Martial Arts veteran Jeff Monson was involved in a confrontation with Russian Police, just few days before his bout with "The Last Emperor" Fedor Emelianenko in Moscow, Russia. Apparently, Monson tried to defend a homeless guy who was about to picked up by the Russian law-enforcers at one of Moscow's subways.
The details of the confrontation are still unclear (note: despite the report saying Monson "beat-up" the cops), as some of the fans online are already speculating about the reason behind Jeff Monson limping on his way to the ring for a fight with Fedor Emelianenko. Let your imagination run wild.
Here's the report:
On Monday, the Russian internet simmered with discussions of Fedor Emelianenko’s latest win over the American veteran fighter Jeff Monson. While the majority of fans celebrated Fedor’s return to the sport’s elite, the others, quite a significant part it must be said, admired the American.
One of the LifeJournal users was shocked when he met Monson in the city’s Metro, which he decided to take in order to make the 40-minute trip to the Moscow outskirts, where he was to hold a master class the day before the fight. He was dressed in hooded top and wearing flip-flops. The temperature on that day was around zero degrees.
On one of the stations he noticed two policemen trying to calm down a drunken man. Their methods seemed too aggressive to the American and he rushed to calm down the policemen. Monson’s escort decided not to wait until the American, known for his penchant for anarchism, beat up the surprised law-enforcers and stopped the scuffle.