MMA Sparring Elite Special Forces Soldier Collapses

Story By: Amelia Guran, Sub EditorJoseph GolderAgency: Central European News

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This is the moment an elite Russian soldier collapses in hospital after an MMA sparring bout with an instructor in front of a crowd of cadets and he later died in hospital.

According to reports, the incident was filmed near the city of Khabarovsk in the far-eastern Russian region of Khabarovsk Krai and the footage was later shared on YouTube where it has been viewed 152,000 times.

The unnamed victim was a soldier with the National Guard of the Russian Federation who was reportedly taking his exams to become a maroon beret which is worn by members of the elite Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD) Spetsnaz units.

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In the footage, the tall soldier is seen wearing blue protective padding as he spars with an instructor in a field.

After receiving a series of blows, the soldier appears to become sluggish and stops fighting before collapsing to the ground.

Apparently unaware that the soldier is in a serious condition, some colleagues shout: “Come on! Get up!”

The instructors eventually stop him from taking part in further sparring, but the tall man collapses again as he is being escorted from the field.

A National Guard spokesperson said: “During the tests, the soldier was injured and promptly hospitalised. Doctors provided expert assistance, however their efforts were in vain and he died.”

They added that the soldier in question “has experience in conflict hotspots”.

Reports said that he suffered a fractured skull at some point during the exercises and fell into a coma before dying without regaining consciousness.

An internal investigation has been launched.

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