WATCH: Iranian Judoka Saeid Mollaei Fakes Injury to Avoid Israeli Opponent

At theĀ Abu Dhabi Grand Slam 2018, Iranian Judoka Saeid Mollaei competed against Matthias Casse of Belgium.

Here is what happened.

If you are scratching your head, don’t. Had he won, look who he would have competed against.

There is no doubt the Iranian faked the injury. It’s how they roll.

As it turns out, Israel’s Sagi Muki ended up winning the Gold medal – leading to these historic and emotional scenes.

Update:World number one Mollaei won all five of his contests in Baku in a mercurial display and will be the man to beat in Abu Dhabi.” Heh.


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media