Former Polish MMA champion detained

Mamed Ch., Polish MMA fighter born in Chechnya, was detained and will face charges of fencing luxury cars.

Heavily armed police officers from the Bureau of Anti-terrorist Operations, entered a house near the city of Olsztyn on Tuesday morning, where he was residing. He did not resist detainment. They also searched a number of locations connected to the case.

Mamed Ch. was the Polish middleweight champion of the KSW Mixed Martial Arts organisation for many years. He also has a black belt in Karate and Taekwondo, as well as a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. In 2018 he announced his retirement from MMA.

The man is suspected of forging documents of cars stolen in the Czech Republic. He will be transported to the city of Katowice, where he will be charged by the prosecutor from organised crime and corruption department.

Mr Ch. Was also charged with using violence and violating the physical integrity of police officers in order to force them to refrain them from detaining him in October 2018. The former fighter was born in 1980 in Grozny, Chechnya, which was part of the Soviet Union at the time. In 1997 he immigrated to Poland, where he learned Polish and graduated from University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn with a degree in management. In 2010 he became a Polish citizen.