As a mixed martial arts fighter, Monson has held 85 fights, winning 60 of themAndrei Nikerichev/Moskva Agency
Monson is a native of Minnesota. As a mixed martial arts fighter, he has held 85 fights, winning 60 of them. He is also a world champion in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Besides his sporting achievements, he is known for his strong anti-capitalist stance and promotion of Soviet legacy. It is alleged that has he entered the ring to the tune of the Soviet anthem on several occasions.
As media reported, one of Monson’s many tattoos is a huge Soviet hammer-and-sickle emblem. There are also two tattoos in Russian saying “
The sportsman has been awarded the title of honorary citizen of the self-proclaimed Republic of Abkhazia and a passport of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic.
Jeff Monson applied for Russian citizenship in 2015.
Read an exclusive interview that Monson gave to Russia Beyond.
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