Skip to comments.How Russian President Vladimir Putin Changed One MMA Fighter's Life
Posted on 03/15/2014 12:32:31 AM PDT by expat1000
Anthony Ruiz's crooked face brought forth a smile and some timely advice from Vladimir Putin.
A judo black belt who penned a book and starred in a DVD SaveFrom.net touting the grappling art, Putin is said to be especially enamored with combat sports because of what they reveal about people.
In recent years, Putin famously sat ringside in Moscow and Saint Petersburg paying respects to ethnic Russian heavyweight icon Fedor Emelianenko. Neither of those bouts, however, provided the former KGB officer a chance to see the mettle of a man.
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Vladimir Putin respects people who stand up for themselves. He thought an American martial arts champion was deserving of that respect.
Which he would never extend to Barack Obama.
#2 shibumi: Exactly.
Odd about Putin's wealth, I didn't realize the KGB nor the Presidency paid so handsomely! Or could an old saying really be true?
Under communism, it is the powerful who become rich.
Under capitalism, it is the rich who become powerful
Of course, this begs the question as to how our boys and girls on the hill are allowed to line their pockets and purses on a daily basis so as to have accumulated great amounts of wealth on such modest yearly pay their positions warrant...
Among other things Congress has exempted itself from the rules governing insider trading, a loophole so large you could drive a truck through it.
When you pal around with terrorists uh I mean Russian oligarchs money just falls your way. :-)
Yeah, funny how they worked it out that way... Makes me sick AND angry.
Must be nice, eh? Jeez...
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