Anton Sergeyev, the Russian MMA coach who assaulted a retailer clerk after being denied service for not carrying a face masks, is urgent prices with the police after claiming he “didn’t contact the lady.”

Final month, experiences emerged that Anton Sergeyev, a St. Petersburg based mostly MMA coach, assaulted a retailer clerk in Might 2020 after being denied service for not carrying a face masks. In keeping with safety footage posted by Russian blogger Alexander Talipov, the incident started after the coach’s girlfriend was refused service for not carrying a face masks. She appeared to verbally assault the shop clerk, who remained silent. Moments later, the coach entered the shop and confronted the clerk earlier than spitting on her face. The sufferer then attacked Sergeyev with a can of cucumbers and chased him out of the shop.

Whereas Sergeyev later claimed that he didn’t assault the shop clerk, safety footage reveals the coach punching the lady a number of occasions within the face and torso. Stories later confirmed that the sufferer suffered a number of bruises, a hematoma, rib fractures, and a suspected concussion.

espite the safety footage displaying Sergeyev punching the shop clerk repeatedly, the MMA coach claims he’s the sufferer on this scenario.

“After I began to go away the shop, she threw some can or bottle in my again. She ran after me, grabbed my garments, threw me, and bit me. I didn’t bodily contact her first, didn’t threaten her in any respect, didn’t contact her in any manner, ” Sergeyev stated.

Regulation enforcement officers in Crimea are at present reviewing the footage.

This isn’t the primary time that Sergeyev has made headlines. In January 2020, the coach drove his model new BMW right into a bus cease in Yalta, a resort metropolis within the Crimean Peninsula.