Russian MMA fighter Alexander Shlemenko expressed public support for the Russian military aggression in Ukraine. He also stated that he is personally ready to fight against Ukraine if Russia mobilizes for war.
Shlemenko is a well-known mixed martial artist and has a record of 62 wins and 14 losses in his career. He has competed in several high-profile promotions, including Bellator MMA and M-1 Global. The fighter's controversial statements were made during an interview with a Russian media outlet, where he expressed his support for the annexation of Crimea by Russia and the ongoing conflict in Eastern Ukraine.
The fighter's comments have been met with strong criticism from Ukrainian and international audiences, with many calling for his removal from upcoming fight cards and boycotts of his fights.