Fightweets: The Ramzan Kadyrov problem for UFC, MMA

Back-to-back fight weekends kick off with Saturday’s UFC on FOX 25 from Long Island, N.Y.

But the most consequential news item of the week was supplied by HBO’s Real Sports, which took a chilling look at Ramzan Kadyrov, the dictator of the Russian republic of Chechnya, and his ties to the sport of mixed martial arts.

Lest you think this was something that can just be brushed aside and ignored, consider that one of Saturday’s headliners, Chris Weidman, was a tangential figure in the...

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