The teenage daughter of heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko was attacked and hospitalized in Moscow in what appears to be in response to Emelianenko’s criticism of child MMA fights in Chechnya hosted by Chechen dictator Ramzan Kadyrov.
The original reports suggested that the victim was the daughter of a “famous heavyweight.” However, Bloody Elbow confirmed with multiple sources that the girl was Emelianenko’s daughter.
According to a report by Moscow publication MKRU, the 16-year-old was assaulted by several individuals while walking home from school late last wek. The attack left the girl with several bruises, but she returned to her home in Moscow and remained there through the weekend. However, the pain did not subside and was taken to the hospital by her mother. She was transferred to the Research Institute of Children’s Emergency Surgery and Traumatology, where she was diagnosed with “contusion of the chest and abdomen.”
The article suggested that Emelianenko’s daughter refused to cooperate with police and identify her attackers.
This all comes after Emelianenko lampooned the MMA fights that Kadyrov had his three preteen sons compete in back on October 9. His heavy-handed condemnation of the event caused an investigation by the Kremlin and the Commissioner for Children’s Rights in the Russian Federation. Apparently, this drew the ire of those around Kadyrov as well as some harsh responses from members of the Akhmat Fight Club.