UFC opted to cut ties with Askar Mozharov, the man known to some as the ‘Ukrainian McGregor’ following an investigation by statistics site Sherdog.
Mozharov’s only fight in the octagon saw him lose inside the first round to American fighter Alonzo Menifield, but perhaps more interesting was the revelation that Mozharov’s fight record underwent some changes shortly after an investigation by Sherdog , the online medium that tracks wins and losses in a fighter’s career.
As reported by the RT site, the Sherdog website claimed in the report that people close to Mozharov had attempted to defraud them and artificially inflate his record, eventually changing his record from 25-7 to a less impressive 18-13.
The investigation indicated that Mozharov had legally changed his name from Arthur Shadakov, leading to claims that they attempted to “erase” defeats previously credited to him under his previous name.
Sherdog also stated that Mozharov attempted to claim that he did not compete in some events in which he was credited with losses, even though video evidence allegedly showed that he was competing (and losing) on these cards.
It was also claimed that he submitted fake wins to the website in an attempt to make his fight record look more appealing.