As with everything in life, we all go through are ups and downs. Whether you’ve made millions or you call a tent your home, happiness is all in the eye of the beholder. Sometimes it takes a certain endeavor to open your eyes to the world, to allow happiness to flow within. Other times it is simply not possible and one may die without ever exactly feeling what it was like to be happy.
Aleks Emelianenko has found a new meaning to his life and is now living in a monastery in Greece.
From The Underground
In the beginning, Aleksander Emelianenko was the scariest man in mixed martial arts.
In December of 2012, Aleks caused a disturbance on a plane, in his native Russia.
“During the flight, the renowned athlete caused a breach of public order,” reported the Russian language site RSport. “He spoke loudly, molested passengers, provoked them into fights, did not react to remarks from the cabin crew, demanded liquor, used foul language, smoked in the airplane.”
Emelianenko pled guilty and received a fine of 700 rubles, or about $23.
Shortly after the MMA’s scariest man on a plane incident, he was released by M-1 Global.
“Alexander constantly violated the terms of contact, we canceled,” said Vadim Finklestein. “Now he is a free agent, he has his own way. Neither I, Fedor, nor M-1 is responsible for his actions.”
And shortly after that, he retired.
Now he is living in a monastery in Mount Athos, Greece.
The UG’s own beloved TSGIGOR has the images of Aleks living like a monk.
Check out these exclusive photographs of Emelianenko making peace with himself within the confines of the monastery. Click past the break to see an entire album of photographs of Aleks making peace with himself, and I do not mean that sarcastically in any way possible. We commend him for this, 100%.