Former Bellator champ accused of inciting ethnic tension


Earlier this week, Alexander Shlemenko made headlines following a social media rant targeted at Central Asian migrants in the Russian Federation.

It began when the former Bellator champion, known for his vocal opposition to alcohol in his native Omsk, took to Instagram to address a recent crime that went viral in Russia. Five men who were later identified as Uzbek migrants assaulted two men and robbed them of their belongings. The assailants were later arrested.

residents in Russia to “admonish” their “countrymen.”

“I know there are normal and well-educated migrants. I would like to speak to them: admonish your stupid countrymen. Explain that any negative act of theirs casts a shadow on you all. Not to mention such an act as in the video. I recommend everyone be very careful, friends. “

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