The UFC 282 main-event fight between Jan Blachowicz and Magomed Ankalaev ended dramatically. The fight was pretty close, but many thought Magomed Ankalaev had done enough in the late rounds of the battle to secure himself a win. But the judges had something else in mind as they scored this fight a split draw. Now, after seeing a horrible ending to the match, the Chechen Dictator Ramzan Kadyrov has decided to confront UFC President Dana White.
Jan Blachowicz had success in the early rounds. The first round was very close, as both fighters were cautious. But Jan secured round 2 and 3 after he damaged Magomed’s both legs using calf kicks. Magomed Ankalaev came back in the fight in rounds 4 and 5 as he used his grappling skills and landed some good ground and pound on Jan. But the judges decided to make his fight a split draw.
Chechen dictator Ramzan Kadyrov thrashes Dana White
After the result of the main event at UFC 282 came out, many people were surprised. Fans all over the world displayed their disappointment and their anger towards the UFC judges and management. One such person to showcase his disappointment was Chechen Dictator Ramzan Kadyrov.
In the social media post surfing around the net, it was seen that the Chechen Dictator gave his thoughts on the fight and asked Dana White to change the decision of that fight.
Chechen dictator Ramzan Kadyrov called out UFC President Dana White following the split draw in the UFC 282 main event.
The result saw Kadyrov’s fighter (Ankalaev) denied a UFC title, which the dictator ironically blamed on “politics” before demanding UFC change the result pic.twitter.com/zN3LMvXgI7
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“Dana White, what happened to you?” Kadyrov wrote on his telegram. “You were a normal, principled man, and today you took the championship belt out of the ring without handing it to the clear winner. Or has politics entered the UFC ring and requires you to referee dirty? It’s a sport, Dana. Be honest.”
“Take an example from Mairbek Khasiev, (ACA league), who stops any [judging] in the league, any bias, demanding objectivity and not mixing sports with politics.”
“Hey, Dana White, were are you going? Save the face of the league, your own face. Admit your mistake, give the belt to the real winner, and apologize for this show. Save your league’s reputation.”
Ramzan Kadyrov also asked Dana White to learn from other promotions such as the ACA league. He wanted to make the judge in that decision and make Magomed Ankalaev the champion. Ramzan Kadyrov said that Dana White should not mix politics with sports. He stated that White should award the title to the real winner and also apologize for such a poor representation of the sport.
Ramzan Kadyrov and His Relationship with Russian UFC Fighters
The Chechen dictator Ramzan Kadyrov has always been associated with many UFC fighters. He has also been seen attending many UFC events. Ramzan is one of the biggest political power in Russia. He also holds the position of colonel general in the Russian Army. Currently, is the head of the Chechen Republic and has a huge following of people behind him.
He was also present during the Khabib vs Poirier fight at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi. Previously, he came into the scenario of the altercation between Khamzat Chimaev and Abubakar Nurmagomedov. He was also the one who dissolved the dispute between the Russian fighters.
Is Magomed Ankalaev leaving the UFC after the controversial draw?
At UFC 282, Magomed Ankalaev left everything in the ring in his fight against Jan Blachowicz. The duo fought for the vacant light-heavyweight title. After back and forth fight, the judges declared it a split draw and neither of the fighter won the belt.
After the disappointing result, Magomed Ankalaev displayed his frustration. While talking to UFC commentator Joe Rogan in the post-fight octagon interview he said that he might leave the organization after such a horrible decision. He might have said that in the heat of the moment but as UFC announced that they will be doing a vacant title fight between Glover Teixeira and Jamahal Hill at UFC 283, the decision of Magomed leaving the UFC can become firm.
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