The head of the Union of mixed martial arts (MMA), the famous fighter Fedor Emelianenko has condemned fighting involving children of the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, the tournament Grand Prix in Grozny Akhmat 2016. According to him, the fights with the participation of children has been reported as significant, but in fact the audience saw real fighting.

10-year-old Ahmad, a nine-year and eight-year-old Zelimkhan Kadyrov Adam on Tuesday held a demonstration fights with peers and won the victory, and Ahmed knocked out his opponent from Sochi already at 14 seconds of the fight.

“The fights were conducted according to the rules that exist for adult athletes-professionals, which is not suitable for children. Children under 12 years are not permitted to speak in MMA. What happened yesterday at the tournament in Grozny, is unacceptable, and moreover, it cannot be justified!” – wrote Emelianenko in his official instagram.

Under current Russian official regulations athletes under the age of 21 years shall enter the ring in a helmet and pads. And to 12 years – and even in a tight t-shirt of synthetic material (resgate). In addition, there are certain restrictions for age groups under the age of 21, said the head of the Union of MMA.

Emelianenko is also unclear why the TV channel “Match.The fighter” shows children’s fights live.

“I’m not talking about the fact that children under 12 years are not even allowed in the room as the audience, but there are kids who are eight years old, punching each other in the eyes, joyful adults. Really all that is important to organize a spectacle to the detriment of the health of children?! I very much resent the fact that it was attended by the President of the Republic of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov. His advisers from the Ministry of sport of Chechnya reported that is not suitable for fighting children up to 12 years?” – angry famous fighter.

“We first and foremost should serve as an example for the younger generation to take care of their health. Part in the fighting at the same level with adults can cause irreparable damage to the health of children that will allow them not only to continue sports career, but will harm the physical condition of the child, but also psychological” – he added.



Fedor Emelianenko is outraged by the childish fighting in Grozny with the participation of sons of Kadyrov 05.10.2016

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