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The FBI interviewed an MMA fighter linked to Trump, Putin, and Michael Cohen

The FBI this week questioned a Russian mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter named Fedor Emelianenko, The Associated Press reported Sunday. Emelianenko in 2008 signed with a fight league partially owned by President Trump and managed by Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen. Emelianenko appeared at a press conference with Trump in 2008, and he has been photographed with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who attended some of his fights.

"The FBI came to the hotel looking to talk to Fedor, and they were very nice, came in to speak with Fedor for a few minutes, spoke to me, very cool guys, and that's all I can really say about it," Emelianenko's manager, Jerry Millen, told the AP. "Again, the FBI did come to the hotel; they found us, knocked on the door." Millen said he was completely surprised by the visit.

The FBI's aim in questioning Emelianenko is unknown, but this comes less than a month after the agency raided Cohen's office in New York City. Cohen is expected to face indictment soon.