ASA League can provide financial aid to injured fighter Ponomarev

ASA League can provide financial aid to injured fighter Ponomarev

Vice-president of the Russian league ASA Aslanbek Badaev, in an interview with , promised to discuss with the management of the organization the provision of financial assistance to the heavyweight Grigory Ponomarev who suffered a serious knee injury.

Ponomarev injured his knee in the first minute of his first fight in the organization, after tripping after a throw. The fighter left the cage on a stretcher and lost by TKO in the first round Muhumat Vakhaev . For Ponomarev, this fight was the first in the league after defending the AMC Fight Nights belt. In the semifinals of the Heavyweight Grand Prix, Vakhaev will meet Kirill Kornilov.

– In Russia, fighters are uninsured, but considering this is one of the worst injuries in ASA history, is it possible the league will somehow support? another Grigory?

– After our interview, I will discuss it with Mayrbek and Alexei (the founder and president of the league. – ), I think it will be logical. Knowing Mairbeck, I don’t even doubt that he will help me. We will call, find out about Grigory’s condition and communicate with the doctors. It’s a terrible injury and it’s unpleasant that Grisha started his way in our league like this. The big ones, it happens.

– Did you have the impression that the canvas got a little wet after the previous fight?

— We have a standard canvas with good adhesion. It is the fabric that absorbs water the best. Usually we have a canvas and no one has complained.

– Some winners, who should fight next in the Grand Prix, were injured today (Mukhumat Vakhaev and Faridun Odilov). How will the tournament go if two semi-finalists are injured?

We will wait for them to recover. Yes, it’s bad news for their rivals, but it’s a Grand Prix, we don’t want to change grids or look for notes. We hope the semi-finals will be held before the end of the year,” Badaev told .

The ACA League hosts eight-man knockout tournaments in all weight classes.

Live broadcasts of the Mixed Martial Arts tournaments can be seen on and Match! Fighter”, as well as on the sites matchtv.ru and sportbox.ru.

Source : MatchTV

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