MMA Momma’s Boy Kichigin Gets Slapped

I’m not sure what’s more embarrassing, getting knocked out; your mother being your MMA trainer; or being publicly shamed by the woman who gave birth to you. I think it’s safe to say Thursday was the low point of Viktor Kichigin’s life. Actually, it probably comes in hard at number two, right after “being born in Russia.”

In the second round of the of “Fight Nights Global 67,” Kichigin fell to a TKO at the hands of Ruslan Yamanbaev. He got worked. It was a absolute blood bath. But, that’s normal MMA stuff. Blood, guts and knockouts; that is what the sport was founded on. That’s not what makes this story great.

To add insult to injury, after he got knocked out Kichigin’s mother-trainer, entered the ring and verbally berated him. She also administered a few jaw-jarring slaps to his face. This takes the term “Mother Russia” a whole new level.

Kichigin, did you forget to get your mom-ager a Mother’s Day card last week?

… Do they even have Mother’s Day in Russia? I feel like Putin wouldn’t be a big “Mother’s Day” guy.

I stand corrected. Not only is Putin a big “Mother’s Day” guy, it’s a “non-working” holiday in Russia.

Wikipedia: “Traditionally Russia had celebrated International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day on 8 March, an inheritance from the Soviet Union, and a public holiday.[110]

On 8 May 1965, by the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet, International Women’s Day was declared a non-working day in the Soviet Union “in commemoration of the outstanding merits of Soviet women in communistic construction, in the defense of their Fatherland during the Great Patriotic War, in their heroism and selflessness at the front and in the rear, and also marking the great contribution of women to strengthening friendship between peoples, and the struggle for peace.”