Chechnyan President Razman Kadyrov, who managed to purge his territory of homosexuality, is a big fan of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), flying in some of the world’s top mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters to watch them dance the Lezginka.
But they are no match for the warriors who live and die in Akhmat MMA.
Sure, some of them are only eight years old (proof), but let’s not get bogged down in the finer details, because that could be an advantage to the U.S.-based combatants willing to accept this insane challenge.
“Sooner or later, I think we will prove we have the best fighters,” Kadyrov told HBO’s David Scott (via Yahoo! Sports). “We propose that UFC and Akhmat face off in a tournament and we’ll see who has the strongest fighters. I think it would be quite a spectacle. They would fight to the end. A fight to the death.”
Think of that village scene in Gymkata, sans pummel horse.
Death is better than second place, according to Kadyrov, though I would argue that sanctioning and regulation are better than death, so we may have reached a stalemate when it comes to figuring out these tournament rules.
Maybe Chechen darling Floyd Mayweather Jr. can be the special guest referee?