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Vitaly Klitschko, the only boxing world champion with a PhD degree is now the mayor of the Ukrainian city of Kiev. He has said that he is very much sure that the Russian President Vladimir Putin’s objective is to extend Russia’s border up to Kiev.
Klitschko started his career in politics in 2006 when he got second place in the race of becoming the mayor of Kiev. Klitschko became an important political leader during the Euromaidan protests of 2013-14. It was during these protests when he took his retirement from his career as a Boxer. He announced that he’d probably be running for the Presidency but instead of doing that he endorsed Petro Poroshenko. He was appointed as the Mayor of Kiev on 25th May 2014 by Poroshenko himself. Klitschko is in favour of Ukraine joining the EU, and he is also in favour of cooperation between NATO and Ukraine.
The EU imposed stricter sanctions on Russia for what it has been doing regarding the Ukrainian Conflict. Banks, Defense sector and energy firms have a stricter access to financing due to the sanctions and in addition to that, assets of senior politicians and Rebel leaders have been frozen.
United States too imposed its sanctions on Russia after the annexation of Crimea and Sending Russian troops to fight for pro-Russia separatists in the eastern part of Ukraine, with a view to putting pressure on President Putin.
Some EU countries are opposing the imposition of sanctions on Russia fearing retaliation of similar kind from the Russian side which they fear, would affect them.
Foreign minister of Russia has said regarding EU that it was “choosing the path of disrupting the peace process”, and he further added that Russia would respond in a calm, appropriate manner keeping in mind the protection of Russian national interest, according to the report of the Interfax agency.
Anderson da Silva is one of the veteran Mixed Martial Artist from Brazil. He has been hailed as the greatest Mixed Martial Artist of all time. The UFC President Dana White has also acknowledged him as one of the greatest person to be ever competing in the league. His Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai skills have helped him over the years. He has also been involved with Judo Tai Kwan Do and Capoeira. He has fought in the light heavyweight and middleweight categories. Over the years his career has gone through a lot of ups and downs but he manages to keep his head cool and go for glory.
The Spider as he is known as, Silva broke his left leg in a recent bout with Chris Weidman. It was a very difficult point of his career. The rehabilitation program that he is going through now has been surely tough for him. But the fighter a she is he refuses to give up. With so much experience behind his back he is confident of success yet again in the near future. As a result of this he has hired a psychologist to improve the mental condition that he is in presently. The pain in his legs got to him and he seemed apprehensive about his fitness. As a result of which he was not being able to practice fearlessly. In order to get rid of the negative thoughts he is going through a rigorous counseling session. The grinding in the gym and the food that he is taking also goes a long way in maintaining the shape of his body and the correct physique required to maintain his dominance in UFC. As of May he was the number one contender in the light heavyweight category and he wishes to return in the same form to UFC.
Stipe Miocic wants a crack at former Ultimate Fighting Championship or UFC Heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos and the feeling between them is quite mutual.
The Brazilian hasn’t entered the ring since he suffered a defeat in his third bout against reigning UFC Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez last year and he is hoping to take on the challenge of Miocic once he returns to the UFC Octagon later this year.
He mentioned that he saw the UFC card on the 25th of October at his native Brazil and that got him pretty excited but he was warned by his doctors and trainers that that date would be pretty early for a return to the cage because he isn’t even training hard enough as of now and he would have to readapt himself to the training regime first before beginning a camp ahead of the fight and that ruled out the fight in October.
Junior dos Santos was scheduled to face Miocic in the finale of TUF: Brazil 3 but was removed from the May card after he broke his hand. And although his hand is fine now, a niggling knee injury is holding up his return to the fabled UFC Octagon.
Cigano mentioned that it’s a small injury and a fighter tends to get these injuries during training camps and he is usually ignorant of that and continues to train. He mentioned that when the he sustained the hand injury, he felt a bit of a pain in his knee as well and he talked to his doctor about it, who gave him some rehabilitation to do.
The Brazilian stated that he was cleared to return to training as long as he takes it slow and according to Junior dos Santos, he will be fit enough to return to the ring for a November date.