Vartanyan – on signing a contract with the league “Our Business”: “UFC offered to fight in the Contender Series. This option did not suit me”

Vartanyan – on signing a contract with the league “Our Business”: “UFC offered to fight in the Contender Series. This option did not suit me”

Russian fighter Edouard Vartanian explained to why, after unsuccessful negotiations with the UFC, he accepted an offer from the Our Business league.

Vartanyan, 33, fought his last MMA fight on June 16, 2023, at the ASA League tournament in Sochi, becoming the winner of the lightweight Grand Prix. The Russian is on an eight-fight winning streak and has been trying to secure a UFC contract for the past few months, saying he will wait until early summer 2024 to hear from the promotion.

On July 3, the Russian league “Our Business” announced that Vartanyan would participate in the organization’s August tournament. Earlier, Vartanyan fought in “Our Business” under K-1 rules wearing MMA gloves, defeating Damir Ismagulov.

— UFC offered me to fight in the Dana White Contender Series, this option did not suit me. I negotiated with the ASA, they currently have a large number of tournaments planned, and I was offered to fight in the “Our Business” league, to organize a showdown in August. “Our Business” now has many competitors, but I am determined to defeat anyone, “Vartanyan told .

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Source : MatchTV

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