FBI reportedly interviewed MMA fighter with ties to Trump and Cohen

The FBI has reportedly questioned a mixed martial arts fighter who has connections to President Donald Trump, Trump's attorney Michael Cohen and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Fedor Emelianenko was interviewed by agents on Tuesday according to his manager, and agents were reportedly at his fight on Saturday.

Putin has been photographed with the fighter and attended his fights. And Emelianenko signed with a fighting league Trump was a partial owner of back in 2008. Cohen was that league's COO.

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ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIAN FEDERATION: Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) speakes with overall champion in Mixed Fighting Fyodor Yemelnyanenko, as American movie martial star Jean-Claude Van Damme (L) looks at them during during a mixed fight event entitled ?BoDogFight: Clash of Nations? featuring some of the world?s best fighters including Fedor Emelianenko of Russia and Matt Lindland of the US, at the Sports Arena in St. Petersburg, late 14 April 2007. AFP PHOTO / RIA NOVOSTI / KREMLIN (Photo credit should read VLADIMIR RODIONOV/AFP/Getty Images)
(Las Vegas,Nevada)�A battered and beaten Mark 'The Hammer' Coleman is hugged by his daughters after losing his bout with Fedor Emelianenko in a heavyweight showdown at the Pride 32: The Real Deal at the Thomas and Mack Center. Pride fights in Japan routinely pack their stadiums and arenas with upwards of 30,000�plus enthusiastic fans. For the first time, the Japanese�originated Pride brings its mixed martial arts fighting to the United States where the Ultimate Fighting Championship reigns supreme. October 21, 2006 (Photo by Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 19: Mixed Martial Artist Fedor Emelianenko and Donald Trump pose at the Affliction Banned at the Honda Center on July 19, 2008 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Tiffany Rose/WireImage)
NEW YORK - JANUARY 20: Current WAMMA Heavyweight Champion of the World Fedor Emelianenko attends the 'Day of Reckoning' press conference at Trump Tower on January 20, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Jeffrey Ufberg/FilmMagic)
ANAHEIM, CA - JANUARY 24: Affliction fighter Andrei Arlovski (L) battles Fedor Emelianenko (L) during their Heavyweight bout at 'Affliction M-1 Global Day of Reckoning' at the Honda Center on January 24, 2009 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
Mixed Martial Art (MMA) heavyweight fighters US Josh Barnett (L) and Russia's Fedor Emelianenko appear in New York on June 03, 2009 during a press conference to introduce a World MMA Championship which will take place between the two fighters. The upcoming fight is scheduled to take place on August, 1, 2009 in Anaheim, California. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL - JULY 29: Fedor Emelianenko stands on stage at the Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson weigh-in at Sears Centre Arena on July 29, 2011 in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Forza LLC/Forza LLC via Getty Images)
HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL - JULY 30: A disappointed Fedor Emelianenko stands in the cage after his loss to Dan Henderson by TKO in a heavyweight fight at the Strikeforce event at Sears Centre Arena on July 30, 2011 in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Forza LLC/Forza LLC via Getty Images)
ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - JUNE 18, 2016: Mixed martial artists Fedor Emelianenko (L) of Russia and Fabio Maldonado of Brazil fight in their bout at MMA Fight Nights Global 50 tournament at SIBUR Arena. The event is part of the 2016 St Petersburg International Economic Forum. Valery Sharifulin/TASS (Photo by Valery Sharifulin\TASS via Getty Images)
VLADIVOSTOK, RUSSIA - DECEMBER 8, 2016: Russian mixed martial artist Fedor Emelianenko, president of the Russian MMA Union, multiple World Combat Sambo Champion, gives a masterclass to Primorye fighters at the Molodyozhny Sports Complex. Yuri Smityuk/TASS (Photo by Yuri Smityuk\TASS via Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - DECEMBER 26, 2017: Russian MMA Union President Fedor Emelianenko seen ahead of a meeting of an initiative group to nominate Vladimir Putin for presidency in the 2018 election. Stanislav Krasilnikov/TASS (Photo by Stanislav Krasilnikov\TASS via Getty Images)
KRASNODAR, RUSSIA - OCTOBER 8, 2017: Russian MMA Union president Fyodor Yemelyanenko at the 2017 Russian MMA Cup finals at Olimp Sports Arena. Valery Sharifulin/TASS (Photo by Valery Sharifulin\TASS via Getty Images)

It's not clear why the FBI met with Emelianenko or if it was at all related to the Russia investigation or the FBI raid on Cohen's office, home and hotel room.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.

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