Well, this trip was much better than last years by far. Unfortunatly there were about 4 fighters that backed out of going to Ukraine for the fight.It is a shame that the media lacks the proper coverage to give a more realistic view of the situation in Kiev. But another Ukrainian team stepped up to take their spot so the show was a success. Alot of exciting matches.
As for seeing Vovchanchins restaraunt... No i didnt see it. It is located in Kharkov sp?, not in Kiev. How do I know this for sure you ask? Well who better to ask then Igor Vovchanchin himself, while we are doing shots of Koniak back at the hotel after the fights.
When I arrived to the sports complex the day of the fights, they announced the special guest fighter was Igor V. He arrived a little while later. I got a picture with him there figuring that would be the last time in my life I would see him. Well after the show we went back to the hotel and in the lobby was Igor, his manager, and some fighters from the Kiev team and they asked us to join them. There was about 7 or 8 of us just b.s.ing and doing shots. The alcohol was running low so I said I would buy. Well the bottle was $50 but Igor drank some of my $50 koniak and i got a picture to prove it. LOL
Then some talk of arm-wrestling came up. Now i know im only 160lbs but i figures I will never get the chance to beat Igor at arm-wrestling again so I challenged him. After explaining that he beat both Mark Coleman and Gary Goodridge, I decided it was better for my arm not to do it.