MOSCOW, February 12 (RAPSI) - Moscow magistrate court on Wednesday dismissed the criminal case of famous MMA fighter Alexander Emelianenkoafter a settlement has been reached by the participants, RAPSI reports from the courtroom.
A 63-year-old man was hospitalized with multiple injuries in October 2013 following a brawl in a cafe in southeastern Moscow. Emelianenko was later brought in for questioning by police, but released after filing a counter-claim stating he was only defending himself.
Vasily Myisutin, the man who was allegedly assaulted by Emelianenko, told the court that he had no claim against the athlete, as the incident was resolved between the parties privately.
It is not the first time Emelianenko has had a brush with the law. He was fined by a Siberian court last year for disorderly conduct on board a commercial flight, and was questioned by police in August over the alleged rape of a 23-year-old woman. The alleged victim later retracted her claims against him.
After the airplane incident, he retired stating he had too many injuries but returned into the sport in March following a three-month stay in a Greek monastery.
Emelianenko is a renowned MMA fighter with a 23-6 career win-loss record and is the younger brother of former MMA champion Fedor Emelianenko.