A student of Fedor Emelianenko, heavyweight Grigory Ponomarev spoke about his attitude to the freak fight industry using the example of the confrontation between showman Nikita Dzhigurda and outrageous blogger Alexander Shpak.
“The fight between Dzhigurda and Shpak is a deformity,” Ponomarev said in an interview with SE. – The fact is that I give all my energy, all my strength to this sport, and people like this come and dirty it. The audience is only increasing, again, all for the sake of views. I will never understand this and I don’t watch their fights, I even try somehow not to follow their results.”
“How did I find out about the fight between Dzhigurda and Shpak? It was highlighted in my current, because indeed Shpak is a well-known person, like Dzhigurda, ”he continued. “I don’t even know who won, because I didn’t watch it, I flipped through the video like a bad dream.”
41-year-old Shpak knocked out 60-year-old Dzhigurda at the Our Business league tournament.