(NEW YORK POST) – A cage fighter is accused of killing a champion weightlifter after they got into a street fight over whose sport is better.
A sickening video shows world and European powerlifting champion Andrey Drachev, 32, brawling shirtless in the road with a shorter man.
The man throwing the punches and kicks was identified as 25-year-old Anar Ziranov, according to CrimeRussia.com. Ziranov is reportedly well-trained in MMA and has even competed professionally.
Ziranov and Drachev reportedly were fighting over whether MMA is better than weightlifting.
The savage fight took place around 7 a.m. outside a cafe in the city of Khabarovsk in southeastern Russia.
Ziranov is seen punching Drachev in the face and knocking him to the ground.
He then lands a few more punches to the head.
Two men tried to step in to stop the altercation, but Drachev died from his injuries.
Ziranov was later arrested by police following his opponent’s death.
According to local reports, Drachev was involved in another fight prior to the street brawl.
Drachev is a champion fighter in his native Russia, and in 2011 won silver at the world power lifting championships.