Post Profile

Chechen Children's Fights Spark Controversy in Hyper-Masculine World of Russian MMA

Photo by Maxim Shipenkov/EPA The battle for the soul of Russian masculinity never ends. Just when you thought strong-arm leader X had ended the argument by posing shirtless on a horse or dictatorial leader Y had won the day by demanding that women be locked up in their homes and never let out, just when all those pictures of Russian leaders posing with professional mixed martial artists had started to leave you cold and unimpressed, Ramzan Kadyrov, the leader of the Russian Republic of Chechnya, ups the ante to impossible levels by broadcasting an MMA tournament featuring boys as young as 8—three of them his own sons.
read more


Related Posts

Chechnya Leader Kadyrov Confirms Russian National Killed by Daesh Chechen

News / Independent News : RIA Novosti

The Russian national murdered by the Islamic State (IS, also known in the Arab world as Daesh) is Chechen, and his killers will not go unpunished, Chechen Republic head Ramzan Kadyrov said Thursday.

Chechen leader enters sons, aged 8, 9 and 10, in televised MMA bout

Sports : USAToday: For the Win

Russian MMA leaders decried the event.

Men Killed Masculinity All by Their Big Strong Selves

Pop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Much to the chagrin of a certain old-timey subset, traditional American masculinity is on its way out. Gone are days of the breadwinning hard hat wearers earning enough to support a wife that stays at home with 2.5 children; in 2014...

U.N. Body Calls on Saudi Arabia to End Execution of Children

News : Newsweek: US

A U.N. human rights watchdog has called on Saudi Arabia to end "severe" discrimination against girls and to repeal laws it said allowed children to be executed by stoning or punished with amputations and floggings. The Committee on ...

Chechen Leader Kadyrov Defends Children’s MMA Bout

News : Newsweek: US

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov defended the right to host a mixed martial arts competition for children, accusing the head of the sport’s Russian association of “violating ethics” with his criticism. The series of bouts were part of ...


Martial Arts
Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC