Alexander Emelianenko Arrested for Drinking in a Playground

Fedor’s Little Brother is Back at it Again… The Controversial Russian MMA Star Has Been Arrested… This Time for Drinking in a Playground… 

How many times has Alexander Emelianenko been arrested now? The Russian fighter seems to love the taste of prison food because he’s just been arrested for the second time in a couple of months. Since his return to his home country, he’s been unbeaten in all competitions, but he’s definitely not been clean outside the cage.

Notorious for his arrest and jail time after he was charged for raping his housekeeper, Emelianenko still maintains a cult following. Some people like his wicked ways and in Russia, he’s still got star power. He is estranged from his family, including his more famous and successful older brother, Fedor.

Now the story has emerged from Moscow that the 37-year-old has been taken into custody for drinking in a children’s playground. Of course, he has…

Screenshot: Twitter.

Playground Drinks

According to, Emelianenko was arrested at Vostochnaya Street in Moscow. He was taken into police custody and charged for the public order offence. Of course, this isn’t the first time the heavyweight fighter has been involved in a bizarre incident like this. The Russian news source reported that:

“Alexander Emelianenko was detained on Vostochnaya Street for drinking alcohol in a public place.”

The man simply does not care what anybody thinks of him. A picture of the fighter sitting behind his car drinking alcohol also went viral across social media. You can check that out below.

Screenshot: Twitter.

Goldplated Escape

Only a few weeks ago, Emelianenko was also arrested for another drinking offence. The grim reaper was led away by police after ramming a gold-plated Mercedes into two other vehicles in Kislovodsk, Russia. He was allegedly trying to escape from police. ‘The Grim Reaper’ supposedly parked in an illegal zone and came back to find that the police were set to tow his ridiculously shiny car away.

So he did the natural thing, which was, of course, to clamber drunkenly into the driver’s seat and try to escape from the police. He didn’t get very far, although he did slam into vehicles on his way. He was swiftly arrested and in the footage above can be heard complaining in Russian that his handcuffs are too tight. He’s getting to know the police very well though, so maybe they were gentler this time.

Great Escape

‘The Grim Reaper’ is notorious for the 2015 incident where he was arrested for the aggravated sexual assault of his housekeeper, and for stealing her passport. He was sentenced to four years in prison but only served one. As a celebrity in the country, he seems to just get a rap on the knuckles before being let out again.

He’s also infamous for the hepatitis scandal that caused him to be released from Polish promotion KSW before he even fought once for them. There’s no doubt that the former PRIDE fighter has tarnished his legacy irrevocably. That’s why he has gone home.

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