When celebrated coach Vladimir Osiya was arrested on suspicion of organizing a contract killing final week, native fighters and MMA promoters spoke out in help of the detained coach. Nonetheless, a number of fighters have additionally revealed that the information was “not shocking.”
Russian welterweight Artem ‘Lionheart’ Tarasov spoke overtly about Osiya’s detention and the way it’s an instance of the prison community current within the Russian fight sports activities panorama.
“Vladimir Osiya has numerous champion athletes, probably the most well-known of whom is Magomed Ismailov,” Tarasov advised ren.television. “Osiya educated lots of people as a fight sambo coach, and he moved to the MMA world with Ismailov. His detention doesn’t shock me, as a result of the MMA world – it’s such a world the place there’s numerous crime and even such famend coaches with proficient guys should not assured to be freed from a prison previous.”
Final week, Osiya, together with three different suspects, was arrested on suspicion of organizing the assassination of Nikolai Leonov, who was gunned down whereas on his technique to the procuring centre in suburban Moscow the place he labored.
In response to stories, law enforcement officials additionally found a white powdery substance beside the condo constructing the place Osiya resided. Upon additional examination, it was decided to be 1.eight kilograms value of cocaine, and is now assumed that Osiya threw the substance out of his window previous to his arrest.
Osiya, 35, is finest often called the coach of standard middleweight fighter Magomed Ismailov. He was named the most effective MMA coach of 2016 by the Russian MMA Union and was awarded the title of Honoured Coach of Russia, the very best rank for a coach, in 2019.