A RUSSIAN MMA fight came to an untimely end when a bored promoter stormed the cage.
ACA President Mairbek Khasjiev entered the cage before the fifth and final round of the promotion’s lightweight quarterfinal bout between Ali Bagov and Rashid Magomedov last Friday in Sochi.
Seconds before the referee was about to resume the fight, Khasjiev walked through the cage door and demanded he wave off the fight while crossing his hands angrily.
And much to the shock of the fans in attendance and those watching around the world, the official and fighters were duly obliged.
Moments later, it was revealed that Khasjiev stopped the fight and disqualified the pair, thinking they were shy.
He told the crowd, “ACA League is not a kindergarten. It’s a serious league.”
An enthusiastic Khasjiev added: “The ACA League is today – regardless of what anyone says – the second largest fighting league in the world.
“Every time I say that, someone comes out with some kind of criticism.
“And now we’re going to show you what kind of league we really are.
“That’s it. Disqualified. That’s it, I had it, I don’t have the nerve for it.
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“What is that? What the hell are you – what are you? Do you think we are schoolboys here!?
“Right, you are all free to go, that’s it. Akhmat Power, Allahu Akbar [God is most great]! Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar.”
Footage of the incident went viral and soon caught the attention of UFC President Dana White, who jokingly praised his fellow promoter.
Speaking after the final episode of Dana White’s Contenders series, the MMA mogul said: “Most incredibly unprofessional, but at the same time fantastic.
“Was it really a boring fight? Well that gives me some ideas for next Tuesday.”
Impressed as he was by Khasjiev’s actions, White admits the Russian’s actions were wrong.
He added: “You just have to sit there and take it or get up and go to the back and sit in your own room.
“One of those two things is probably what the guy from ACA should have done.”
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https://www.the-sun.com/sport/5893186/aca-141-bagov-magomedov-fight-called-off-khasjiev-boring/ Watch the MMA boss storm the cage to disqualify fighters for the CRAZY reason, to the delight of UFC boss Dana White