UFC fighter Rafael Fiziev who lives on the island of Phuket, in an interview before the fight with Mateusz Gamrot, told what he knew about the case of detention of fighters Hussein and Khasan Askhabov.
The Askhabov twin brothers, born in the Chechen Republic, were arrested on the island of Phuket on September 4 on suspicion of armed robbery and battery on an Italian citizen. The total amount of damage caused to the victim amounts to approximately 300 thousand euros. Fiziev has lived in Phuket for about 10 years, coaches at the Tiger Muay Thai gym and is ranked sixth in the UFC lightweight rankings.
“I know them very well and this news surprised me a lot.” I have a warm relationship with them. From the start, I didn’t believe it. At first I thought they had succumbed to someone’s influence. And that these people did something, but the boys just remained extreme. And now it turns out that the guys did practically nothing. The guy who was robbed simply told Hassan and Hussein that they had tipped. It seems it was just his words that tipped them. And they were “criticized”. The guys are very nice, but anyone can succumb to influence. I don’t believe they could commit such an act,” Fiziev told .
Fiziev will meet Gamrot at the UFC tournament in Las Vegas on September 23. Watch the live broadcast of the tournament on the TV channels “” and “Match!” Fighter” from 02:00 (Moscow time) on September 24, as well as on the sites matchtv.ru and sportbox.ru.
Source : MatchTV
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