Taktarov commented on the beating in Mexico

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Fighter Oleg Taktarov about the beating in Mexico: every second I thought that this was the end and I would die

Тактаров прокомментировал избиение в Мексике

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Former mixed martial artist (MMA) Oleg Taktarov commented on the information that he was beaten in Mexico. The athlete’s words are quoted in Instagram FightTime.

“At first I was knocked out with a bat, I was out. When he came to, he was already lying on the floor, his hands were behind his back and handcuffed. The legs are tied with some kind of fishing line. It was hard for me to breathe, because they wrapped a T-shirt around my face and beat me for 30-40 minutes. I thought every second that this was the end and I would die,” Taktarov said. He stressed that the police saved him from death.

Taktarov’s beating became known earlier on January 22. The incident occurred in the Riviera Maya tourist area. It was noted that the police opened a case. The Russian consulate in Mexico added that they are monitoring the situation and will be ready to intervene if a Russian is faced with a biased attitude when considering the case.

Taktarov is known for his performances in early tournaments of the Absolute Fighting Championship (UFC). He became the winner of one of them, defeating Tank Abbott in the final of UFC 6: Clash of the Titans in 1995.

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