The Kremlin believes the reason for the investigation the involvement of children in the mixed martial arts tournament
Supervisors should verify the fact of participation of children in the mixed martial arts tournament, who on Tuesday took place in Grozny, according to the Kremlin.
“If it was on TV, if true, probably, nokautiroval child, and even live, is a reason that the relevant Supervisory authorities interested in this event,” – said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, quoted by TASS. So the representative of the Kremlin responded to the question about the attitude of the holding of such tournaments and the lack of response to this event the children’s Ombudsman Anna Kuznetsova.
In the Ministry of sports of the Russian Federation has already declared that it would study the incident. “We will deal with this situation, ask for information about it,” – said the Deputy Minister of sports of Russia Pavel Kolobkov.
October 4 in the capital of Chechnya passed tournament on the mixed single combats Akhmat 2016 Grand Prix, which took place fights with the participation of young fighters, including three children of the head of the Republic Ramzan Kadyrov.
10-year-old Ahmad, a nine-year and eight-year-old Zelimkhan Adam had exhibition fights with peers, winning. Moreover, Ahmad knocked out his opponent Damir Shevkhuzhev from Sochi already at 14 seconds of the fight.
Yesterday the President of the MMA Union of Russia and famous fighter Fedor Emelianenko has condemned the holding of such fights, than caused indignation in Chechnya. The athlete noted that participation in the fighting on the same level with adults can cause irreparable damage to the health of children. He stressed that the fights in Chechnya was carried out according to the rules established for adult athletes, not for children.
Meanwhile, a representative of the head of the Chechen Republic in Europe, General Director Akhmat Promotion Timur Dugashev rejected charges Emelianenko. In an interview with TASS, he said that it was a show match, in which “children have demonstrated what they do every day and what I dedicate my life.” “None of what cruelty there was no question, the children showed themselves to be real men and warriors, as befits their battle was not of blood and serious injuries,” he said, advising Emelianenko taking the situation “from the perspective of men”.
In turn, the head of the press service of fight club “Ahmad” Adam Akhmadov told the news Agency that the club is ready to settle the conflict with Fedor Emelianenko on the issue of children’s participation in mixed martial arts tournament if he will apologize for his criticism.
“We will continue to conduct their tournaments in the same format in which we wish, if it is to remain within the law. For Fedor, if he wants to, the club management, of course, will take this step,” said Akhmadov.
According to the rules of the competition under the auspices of the MMA Union of Russia fights is only permitted to children from the age of 12. In the age groups 12-13, 14-15 and 16-17 years old athletes must be dressed in a special form and use protective gear.