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    Mixed Martial Arts Fighter Jeff Monson Gets Russian Citizenship - Reports

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    It has been announced that Jeff Monson, one of America’s best-known mixed martial artists, has been granted Russian citizenship.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The announcement was made on Friday after his win in a fight against Russia's Konstantin Skrel in Moscow.

    The 44-year-old jiu-jitsu World Champion, nicknamed ‘"The Snowman," has a Russian girlfriend and has been seeking to become a Russian citizen for the past two years.

    He is the second well-known US fighter to obtain the Russian citizenship this year after legendary boxer Roy Jones Jr.

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