Team member of Russian UFC fighter Makhachev faces fine for feeding quokkas in Australia
MOSCOW, February 8 – RIA Novosti. Russian lightweight champion Islam Makhachev, a member of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), is facing a fine for feeding short-tailed kangaroos (quokkas) in Australia. informs Perth Now.
At the UFC 284 tournament in Perth, Australia on February 11, Mahachev will defend his title against Australian UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski.
Makhachev posted a video on Instagram (where Meta’s activities (social networks Facebook and Instagram) are banned in Russia for extremism), in which people from his circle feed a quokka, which is prohibited under Australian law. Any food that Quokkas do not take on their own can harm them. Under local law, cruelty to animals is punishable by fines of up to A$50,000 (approximately US$35,000) and imprisonment for up to 5 years. The videos have now been removed from the fighter’s Instagram account.
Makhachev is 31 years old, he has 23 wins and one loss in mixed martial arts. Volkanovski, 34, has 25 wins and one loss.
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