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MMA fighter Alexander Emelyanenko accepts invitation to fight Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov

Ramzan Kadyrov, the head of the government of Chechnya, challenged the successful mixed martial arts fighter Alexander Emelyanenko to a fight on December 22. Kadyrov said, “In the sports world, this has become a kind of trend: Anyone who’s not too lazy challenges Alexander Emelyanenko to a fight.”

Five days later, Emelyanenko accepted.

“We’re going to promote a healthy lifestyle!” Emelyanenko said in an Instagram video. The athlete offered to let his “dear friend Ramzan” choose a time place, and set of rules for the battle.

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