Chechnya leader Kadyrov linked Makhachev’s doping accusations with US policy towards Russia.
MOSCOW, February 16 — RIA Novosti. The President of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, said on his Telegram channel that Russian mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Islam Makhachev did not violate anti-doping rules and the false accusations against him hit the image of the UFC.
Last weekend, Mahachev defeated Australian Alexander Volkanovski and defended the UFC lightweight title for the first time. After the fight, Volkanovski speculated that Makhachev may have used rehydration drops. UFC fighters are prohibited from using intravenous therapy as it may help to cover up the use of doping.
“Of course the accusations are not supported by anything and are purely based on rumors and speculation. Such accusations seem to require extensive investigation and confirmation of the fact that a prohibited substance was used, but not in this case. We are talking about a Russian fighter and that means only one thing. : it is necessary to adhere to the modern political agenda – to blame Russia for all sins.This biased accusation against our athlete seriously damages the reputation of the leading sports organization in the world, but Kadyrov wrote on his Telegram channel, “The main thing is to punish by disqualifying the “representative of Russian imperialism” , “said.
The leader of Chechnya admits that he is not surprised by this situation:
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