Lomachenko committed a "Russian act" at the UFC tournament in the United States. Video.
Former world champion in three weight categories Vasyl Lomachenko (17-2, 11 KOs), who is preparing for a fight against WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO lightweight titles holder Devin Haney in the United States, attended the UFC 285 Ultimate Fighting Championship tournament in Las Vegas. In the main fight of the evening, Jon Jones defeated Cyril Hahn in the 1st round to become the new champion.
Before the show, Lomachenko took a picture with Russian UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev. The moment in which Lomachenko poses in an embrace with the 31-year-old native of Makhachkala was accidentally caught in the background of the UFC's video correspondents.
They filmed the martial arts and boxing stars who came to watch the competition in the stands.
Lomachenko and his promoter Aegis Klimas were also caught on camera after the Jones-Ghana fight. It was clear that the Ukrainian boxer was very disappointed with what he saw.
For reference: Islam Makhachev is a member of Khabib Nurmagomedov's team. Since the start of the full-scale invasion, he has not said a single word about the war against Ukraine. After winning the title fight in the autumn of 2022 against Charles Oliveira, Makhachev came to Ramzan Kadyrov with the belt.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, the fight between Lomachenko and Haynie is scheduled for May 20. Earlier, bookmakers published the first odds for the fight between the absolute champion and the Ukrainian contender. According to analysts, Haynie is the absolute favourite.
It should be noted that Lomachenko turned 35 on February 17. Specialised resources congratulated Vasyl on his birthday, but Ukrainian boxing fans in the comments put a real obstacle in his way. Compatriots reminded the boxer of his ambiguous stance on Russia's military aggression and support for the Moscow Patriarchate Church.
Recall that Lomachenko was included in the list of state traitors by the Chesno project. The reason for adding the boxer to the register was the publication on Instagram of a video of a sermon by Metropolitan Longin, a bishop of the UOC of the Moscow Patriarchate, in which he accused Ukraine of an alleged war against the church and faith.
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