Look, I don't have any children, so I don't usually throw my hat into the parental advice arena.
However, after reading about Ramzan Kadyrov, the leader of Chechnya, and his three sons, I'm pretty sure I'm already a better dad than he is.
According to reports, Kadyrov, who appears to be somewhat of an authoritarian lunatic, threw his three young sons, Akhmad, 10, Eli, 9, and Adam, 8, into an MMA cage match tournament.
To make matters worse, the whole thing was televised and packaged as some sort of sick entertainment.
Yeah, pretty sure Ramzan Kadyrov might take the cake for worst dad in the world.
If you're not already sickened after learning of Kadyrov's actions, it'll really make you ill to discover he had his young sons fight with NO protective head gear!
Let the good times roll, right?
Believe it or not, it actually gets worse! It appears Ramzan Kadyrov posted and boasted about the fight on his Instagram page.
According to Google translate, Kadyrov captioned the above video with the following message:
Dear friends! It was very interesting battle between Eli 'Panther' Kadyrov and Daniel Shalak in an exhibition match junior division. Both claimed the championship belt of the International tournament 'Grand Prix Akhmat-2016.' The victory was gained and won the championship belt Eli 'Panther.' Congratulations! # Kadyrov # Russian # Chechnya # Sport
Bro, what? Are you kidding me?
The Russian MMA community is outraged Kadyrov would allow such young children to fight unprotected in a televised MMA match. Then again, look at this dude.
According to The Moscow Times, kids under the age of 12 cannot compete in such an event, and competitors under the age of 21 have to wear a helmet and pads.
Fedor Emelianenko, president of Russia's MMA Union, admonished the event, saying,
What happened yesterday at the tournament in Grozny is unacceptable.
Apparently, one of the young fighters was knocked out during the competition, which has brought about an investigation by "relevant authorities."
This is so wrong on so many levels.