Unpacking a Strange, Violent Connection Between Trump and Putin

Quick, name someone who Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin both know and venerate. Give up? Try Fedor Emelianenko, a 230-pound, Ukrainian-born MMA fighter, widely described as the best MMA scrapper of all time – and one of the scariest, battle-scarred combat veterans ever to have entered the octagon.

Consider this description of Emelianenko’s mien

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