U.S. MMA fighter Jeff Monson elected to local council in Russia

FILE PHOTO: American mixed martial arts fighter Jeff Monson attends a news conference in St. Petersburg, Russia October 17, 2013. Interpress/Andrei Pronin via REUTERS

MOSCOW (Reuters) – U.S. mixed martial arts fighter Jeffrey Monson, granted Russian citizenship by President Vladimir Putin in May, was elected on Sunday to the council of deputies of a small city just outside Moscow, official election results showed on Monday. Monson, 47, a tattooed cage fighter known as The Snowman, registered in June to […]

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