Emelianenko criticized Taktarov for organizing children’s fights

Fedor Emelianenko

Fighter of the mixed style, the President of the MMA Union of Russia Fedor Emelyanenko criticized the head of the Federation of MMA of Russia Oleg Taktarov for holding an unsanctioned competitions in Lyubertsy. Record Fedor did on his page in Instagram.

“From 29 September to 1 October 2017 in city Lyubertsy held an unsanctioned tournament, “championship of Federation of MMA of Russia”. The event was organized by non-accredited Federation (FMAR), which inexplicably received the support of the city Administration. Tournaments with sports terminology “championship”, “Championship”, and “Cup” can only be done by accredited in the Ministry of sports organization — the MMA Union of Russia”, — wrote Emelianenko.

It is noted that in the fighting was attended by athletes under the age of 12. “Hold competitions and to allow the use of impact techniques to children from 6 years — is unacceptable. Question about children’s games has been raised repeatedly in the Ministry of sports, We’re forced once again to admit the fact of violation,” — said Emelianenko.

Tournament in city Lyubertsy is not an official athletic event included in the unified calendar plan of the Ministry of sports and the results are not in competition athletes.

October 4 of last year in Grozny took place the mixed martial arts tournament Grand-Prix Akhmat 2016. The initiative comprised eight fights under MMA rules and three fights with the participation of the sons of the head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov (10, 9 and 8 years old), is stated as indicative. Children of the head of the Republic won, and the eldest child of Ahmad won by Ko in 14 seconds.

After fighting broke out conflict between Emelianenko, condemned the conduct of the fighting, and several Chechen politicians and officials who harshly criticized the 40-year-old soldier in social networks.