Attack on Mirzaev found connected with upcoming fight

Attack on Mirzaev found connected with upcoming fight
Rasul Mirzaev

In March this year, the rematch with American Levan Makashvili was scheduled.

In Moscow, searches for criminals who attacked champion in mixed martial arts Rasul Mirzaev on the night of December 31 last year are underway. According to Life, the police work out all versions of what happened including a contract attack. According to a source in law enforcement bodies, the 30-year-old athlete was allegedly attacked in order to not let him participate in the upcoming fight. It is known that the mixing martial arts tournaments, in which participates Mirzaev, are not sporting events only, but successful commercial projects as well.

Earlier, the Fight Nights promotion company announced the planned fight between Mirzayev and Makashvili to be canceled. However, later it was said the final decision on it to be made after the verdict of doctors, which is to be announced in the middle of January. Note that earlier in November Mirzaev lost in fight with Makashvili for the first time during his carrier as a MMA fighter.

On the night of December 31 unknown people attacked world champion in mixed martial arts Rasul Mirzaev in his apartment in Moscow. According to Life, the police work out all versions of what happened including a contract attack. According to a source in law enforcement bodies, the 30-year-old athlete was allegedly attacked in order to not let him participate in the upcoming fight. It is known that the mixing martial arts tournaments, in which participates Mirzaev, are not sporting events only, but successful commercial projects as well.

The door to the apartment was opened by a familiar with the victim. Immediately after the attack Mirzaev contacted his friend, who came to the apartment and called the police and doctors.

At the hospital, doctors removed two bullets from Mirzaev’s body. Revenge motive among the victim’s close circle was excluded.

In August 2011, mixed martial arts fighter Rasul Mirzaev during the conflict in the center of Moscow in the night club Garage hit student Ivan Agafonov, who then was hospitalized and died several days later without regaining consciousness. November 27, 2012, the Zamoskvoretskiy Court in Moscow sentenced Mirzayev to two years of imprisonment, finding him guilty of causing death by negligence and relieved the athlete from custody in the courtroom. In January 2013, the Moscow City Court upheld the verdict of Mirzaev, rejecting a complaint of Agafonov’s relatives who considered the decision of the court too lenient.

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