Former champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in two weight categories talked about Henry Cejudo termination of contracts With all Russians from the promotion of professional kickboxing Glory.
“We really need to separate sports and politics. Whatever happens to the world, sport helps close the gap. This is pure discrimination, ”the American wrote on social networks.
Contracts with athletes from Russia were unilaterally terminated. The organization’s statement says that such a decision is connected with a special operation on the territory of Ukraine. The promotion has to do with travel arrangements, the blocking of payments, the refusal of fighters to fight with representatives of Russia, etc.
Russian Artem Vakhitov was the reigning light heavyweight champion of the promotion. Glory chief Scott Rudmann stressed that after the end of the special operations Russian fighters will be taken back.
Earlier, Russian warrior Albert Duraev he accepted American Joaquin Buckley at UFC Fight Night.