ASA fighter Albert Tumenov is not against doping tests in Russian MMA organizations

ASA fighter Albert Tumenov is not against doping tests in Russian MMA organizations

Russian welterweight Albert Tumenov in an interview with , he said he was not against possible unscheduled tests of fighters at tournaments.

Tumenov, 31, plays in the ASA League, where he has not suffered a defeat in seven fights since 2017. Tumenov previously competed in the UFC, where he won five fights with three losses. On October 8, 2016, at UFC 204, Tumenov lost to current UFC welterweight champion Leon Edwards.

— Now, Edwards defended the belt in a fight with Colby Covington. Did you watch this fight?

— A very boring fight, I was just looking forward to it at the tournament, but I didn’t even watch rounds 4-5 because it was very boring.

– In your opinion, who has progressed better, you or him?

– He’s a champion. I’m also fighting for a belt in one of the best leagues in the world. But when I fought him I was head and shoulders above him, it was just a bad day. A very boring champion, I thought Kamaru Usman was boring, but compared to Edwards he is a very entertaining fighter. There is a competitor – Shavkat Rakhmonov, he is a very interesting fighter.

— Who is currently the best Russian fighter in the welterweight division?

– He is in front of you.

— Many people say that it is possible to compare ASA and UFC only if there is doping control. What would you say about this?

– Come on, I don’t mind. It seems to me that people made that up to say something. How many fighters moved from ASA to UFC and proved themselves: Petr Yan, Zabit, Ankalaev. These are just words,” Tumenov told .

Live broadcasts of 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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