Ramzan Kadyrov responded to accusations against Islam Makhachev

Ramzan Kadyrov responded to accusations against Islam Makhachev

Allegations of anti-doping rule violations against Islam Makhachev are nothing more than speculation and are based solely on the political agenda, the head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, is sure.

“Today, the Russian UFC fighter Islam Makhachev, who recently defeated the Australian Alexander Volkanovski in a fair fight, became the object of heated discussion,” the head of Chechnya wrote on a social network. “He is accused of using an illegal recovery drip before the fight. Of course, the accusations are not supported by anything and are based only on rumors and speculation.

“It would seem that such accusations require a thorough investigation and confirmation of the very fact of the use of a prohibited substance, but not in this case. Here we are talking about a Russian fighter, and this means only one thing: it is necessary to comply with the modern political agenda – to blame Russia for all sins. This biased accusation against our athlete seriously damages the reputation of the world’s leading sports organization – the UFC. But few people care. The main thing is to punish the “representative of Russian imperialism” by the method of disqualification”

“Ask me if I’m surprised? Of course not. US policy is predictable and very one-sided. It is based on an unshakable principle – to crush all those who disagree. Only the methods and tools change. However, we know a few things for sure: first, the accusations from the defeated Australian and some individuals are empty. As the athlete himself confirmed, before and after the fight, he was tested for doping about four times by the relevant commission, which is confirmed by characteristic bruises. The second follows from this – Islam Makhachev is a well-deserved UFC champion. And the last, third fact – Russia has always been, remains and will be ahead of the whole world, extremely painful for all Western ideologists. And they have to put up with it!”

Last weekend at UFC 284 in Perth, Islam Makhachev successfully defended the UFC lightweight championship belt, defeating Alexander Volkanovski by unanimous decision, after which the Australian team accused the Russian of using saline droppers, which have been banned by the US Anti-Doping Agency since 2015. At the same time, no evidence was provided, except for photographs of Makhachev with bruises on his veins taken before the weight race, and a story about a certain Australian nurse who allegedly helped the Russian to carry out the procedure.

Islam Makhachev’s team has already called these accusations nonsense, explaining the bruises by taking blood for doping testing.

Source: https://fighttime.ru/news/item/30796-ramzan-kadyrov-otvetil-na-obvineniya-v-adres-islama-makhacheva.html?rand=19907