Russian lightweight Vyacheslavshchev, who made his successful debut in the UFC last weekend, explained why Lezginka elements are used in his victory dance.
“I’m generally a dancer, not a fighter,” Borshchev said in an interview with the channel Sport24. “If it bothers someone that I’m dancing, well, I’m sorry – I think it’s the other way around, cool and fun. What’s more, it helps me. To be honest, I don’t do it on purpose to create an image or to please someone. I’m just like that. As a rule, now it can be very honest, especially with a Russian-speaking audience.”
“I am so Russian that it is probably difficult to find a more Russian person. Just Russian-Russian-Russian. I love Russian folk dances, but my favorite dance is the lezginka. If there are any demons in my soul or in my head, they are clearly dancing lezginka. I don’t know why, but I love lezginka. I think this is the most masculine dance in the world.”
The day before, 30-year-old Vyacheslav Borshchev chalked up his first victory under the banner of the world championship of MMA promotion, at the UFC on ESPN 32 tournament in Las Vegas, knocking out American Dakota Bush in the first round with a blow to the fat.
revealing that the Russian professional record consists of six victories, of which he achieved five knockouts, and one exclusion from the referee outcomes.