This Is Crazy: Russian Kids Fight In MMA Bout!

This Is Crazy: Russian Kids Fighting MMA Bouts

It’s one thing to begin training in mixed martial arts when you’re young but to actually fight competitively? In Chechnya, Russia, a nationally televised fight card featured ten year old combatants.  The TV broadcast from the Chechen capital Grozny was chiefly focused on adult bouts, but featured professional commentary and graphics introducing the child fighters.

Leading Russian MMA pro Fedor Emelianenko called the fights “unacceptable” and dangerous in a statement on his Instagram page, and said the children risked permanent injury and psychological harm.