UFC punished fighter who came into octagon with “flag” of so-called "NKR"
- 07 August 2020
The American fighter of the Armenian origin Edmen Shahbazyan has been punished for the provocation committed by him during his performance at UFC, said the head of Glendale fighting club Edmond Tarverdyan, APA reports.
Let us remind you that E. Shahbazyan entered the octagon within the framework of the UFC Fight Night 173 tournament with the flag of the unrecognized NKR. In connection with this incident, the Consulate General of Azerbaijan in Los Angeles (USA) sent a letter of protest to the UFC President. The letter notes that the illegal regime is the result of Armenia's military aggression against Azerbaijan. The UFC leadership has been informed that the United States unequivocally supports the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan. With reference to the UFC rules, it was noted that it is allowed to raise the flags only of states recognized at the international level and a requirement was made to take appropriate disciplinary measures against a fighter of Armenian origin for trying to politicize the competition and not repeat such cases in the future.