Controversial moves robbed the Chinese flag of UFC fighters during the celebration of victory in the ring


Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) officials reportedly hung the Chinese flag on Li Jingliang’s shoulder last weekend as he celebrated TKO’s victory over Russian fighter Muslim Salikhov. Robbed.

Lee, also known as “Reach,” was parading around the Octagon after defeating Sarikov in the second round of the TKO on Saturday at the UFC Long Island. tear up Flag of his country.

Efforts by Chinese fighters to regain their flag failed, causing anger on Twitter, and one user pointed out a contradiction in the new UFC policy.

“”It’s a silly policy to put the fighter flag next to your name when you strike or introduce a fight, “the Twitter user wrote.

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“”“Stupid rules without flags” was commented by another user. “Just because he’s from China doesn’t mean he agrees with government or political decisions. Let him grow up and represent his hometown to become an MMA star in the world’s largest organization.”

Talk to reporters before the fight through an interpreter, Chinese mixed martial arts Sarikov said a Chinese big name After Russian mixed martial arts defeated several Chinese fighters.

“”He owns basically all the Sanda Awards, especially the 2008 Sanda Exhibition Fight, “Lee continued. “So the media has broadcast our fight in China because it’s so big in China. I and Muslims.”

It’s unclear why the UFC banned fighters from parading the flag after the May match. At the UFC 274 post-match press conference, UFC President Dana White briefly responded to reporters about this policy, saying: Don’t play that fucking game either. “

The new UFC policy came out a few days later Russian invasion February 24th in Ukraine.

Lee’s recent victory took place in October 2021 months after being disappointed by the Swedish fighter Khamzat Chimaev. Prior to defeating Sarikov, Lee was ranked 14th in the official UFC welterweight rankings.Saturday’s performance can allegedly help Lee rebound From his last defeat.

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