Former UFC light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, personally called Fedor Emelianenko after Bellator 261 to congratulate the legendary Russian heavyweight champion and his training fighter, Valentin Moldavsky, who won the title fight against Timothy Johnson.
“I wanted to congratulate you on the victory of your fighter . I was glad to see your success, ” Jon Jones said.
“Thank you, brother! Thank you very much!”, – Fedor Emelianenko answered.
Recall that Valentin Moldavsky, who defeated Timothy Johnson by unanimous decision after five rounds, won the interim Bellator heavyweight belt, which was introduced due to the fact that the reigning champion of the division, Ryan Bader, reached the semifinals of the Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix.