World News Kazakh UFC star Zhalgas Zhumagulov has sparked controversy online by revealing in a recent interview that he is a polygamist, and that he has six children with two separate wives.
Since then, it has become an increasingly common practice among the country’s elite.A recent poll noted by MMA outlet Bloody Elbow showed that up to 40% of male responders were in favor of polygamy. In Zhumagulov’s case, he says that having two wives presented challenges at first but he has now become “used to it”.“In principle, it’s normal,” he said. “At first there were challenges but now everything is fine.”Among those challenges, he said, was determining which of his two wives to return to after a particularly tough fight in the Octagon, such as the one he experienced last weekend in Las Vegas.“Well, where did I leave from?” he said. “If I left, for example, from my second wife, I go to the first. If I left the first, I go to the second. A day here, a day there.“