‘Ukrainian Conor McGregor’ Askar Mozharov Released By UFC After Fraudulent Record

Mozharov was released just weeks after suffering a TKO defeat in his UFC debut.

Askar Mozharov

Askar Mozharov came, lost and is now cut.

Known as the “Ukrainian Conor McGregor,” the light heavyweight recently made his promotional debut earlier this month when he suffered a TKO defeat to Alonzo Menifield.

Mozharov was cut soon afterward.

It’s not because he suffered a defeat in his UFC debut. After all, many fighters have remained in the UFC even after two defeats in their first two outings.

However, Mozharov is a unique case.

Askar Mozharov Falsified MMA Record

Prior to his UFC debut, it was revealed by Sherdog that Mozharov and his team had actually falsified his MMA record.

Initially, he had a 25-7 record. However, Sherdog discovered that Mozharov had legally changed his name and attempted to erase previous defeats off his record in the process.

Mozharov and his team tried to erase losses on his record by stating he never competed at those events despite there being video evidence.

Additionally, non-existent wins were added to pad his record.

With the record straight, Sherdog has now changed his official pro MMA record to 19-13 which is far less impressive than a 25-7 record.

While such a record shouldn’t be a barrier to him competing in the UFC — especially if he showed promise or was on a win streak like he was prior to his UFC debut — performing fraud was never going to help his case.

Mozharov will now look to compete elsewhere and will probably never feature for the UFC again.

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