Polish MMA promotion will feature an odd match between two men who look a lot like political arch enemies, Russian president Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky.
Since Russia invaded Ukraine in February, Vladimir Putin has gained many haters around the world. Some famous figures such as Tesla founder Elon Musk and celebrity boxer Jake Paul have challenged the Russian president to a duel.
Of course, those confrontations were just a mere clout chase not unlike this one. Seeing this trend, Polish MMA promotion Royal Division decided to set up a strange match between Vladimir Putin and Volodymyr Zelensky impersonators.
During the announcement, the two play pretended to be politicians and had an interesting staredown. The impersonators even arrived to the studio accompanied by bodyguards.
The oddball match up is likely an additional bout that will be featured during an upcoming event. The event will be held on April 30 and will be taking place at the Stegu Arena in Poland.
This announcement caused quite a stir. Many people believe the promotion has crossed the line by making fun of an ongoing situation that is bound to salten the wound of many innocent civilians.
“This is pathetic behavior to the situation that is taking place in the world now where people, including innocent children, are dying. Anyone with some dignity should give up participation in this federation.” One fan wrote.
Other spectators poked fun at the event and are of the belief that this shouldn’t offend anyone.
“So what if they have Putin vs Zelensky, after all, it is only fun, and it goes to the benefit of Ukraine.” Another fan wrote.
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