The scandalous actor Alexei Panin said that he does not recognize MMA as a sport. As an example, he cited fights involving Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor, saying that this was an animal fight.
“I believe that there Khabib [Нурмагомедов] and McGregor do is not a sport. This is a fight of animals, – Panin said at a press conference of Nashe Dela. “They are killing each other. People who do not feel pity for another person are animals. Kostya Tszyu is an athlete. Roy Jones is an athlete. But the people who kill and finish off – no.”
Panin will fight according to the rules of boxing in the cage of the Nashe Delo pop-MMA promotion. His opponent will be the actor and singer Nikita Presnyakov.