Anthony Ruiz Receives Gift From Russian President Vladimir Putin


51 FIFTY MMA fighter Anthony Ruiz received a small fortune from Russian President Vladimir Putin after his match in Russia. Anthony didn’t win the match, but Putin was so taken with his resilience that he wired Anthony three separate payments of $50,000 each (assumed to be for the number of times he was knocked down by his opponent) for a total of $150,000.

Anthony was interviewed by The Bleacher Report about the experience and the article can be read here.