We bring the most important UFC updates and other news from the world of mixed martial arts in today’s edition of Sportskeeda’s daily MMA News Roundup.
In this edition, we cover a seasoned lightweight fighter’s retirement, Chris Weidman’s return to combat sports, and other topics.
#3 Former UFC champ Benson Henderson calls time on MMA career
Benson Henderson, a former UFC lightweight champion, announced his retirement after losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov via submission at Bellator 292.
Although Henderson had two more fights left on his contract, he said he would leave if he lost during the post-fight octagon interview with former UFC referee John McCarthy. He kept his word and delivered. He stated that from this point forward, he will concentrate on his wife Maria, who will compete in her first Bellator bout later this month.
a veteran of numerous memorable octagon fights and winner of many honours. Donald Cerrone, Jim Miller, Clay Guida, Nate Diaz, Gilbert Melendez, Jorge Masvidal, Frankie Edgar, and Patricio Pitbull are just a few of the victims he has taken. After the announcement, Henderson received praise from his fellow MMA competitors, including Michael Chandler and Anthony Pettis, two former foes. For those UFC fans who may have forgotten, Henderson was the victim of Pettis’ famous Superman kick, which changed the course of MMA history.
#2 Lawyer claims Andrew Tate has incriminated himself in an unauthorized call from prison
Mohammed “Moe” Gangat, an attorney who has previously represented the NBA, NFL, and other Fortune 500 corporations, has asserted on his social media platform that Andrew Tate is now in deeper difficulty.
Accusations of rape, human trafficking, and organised crime had already gotten the self-described trillionaire into trouble. Gangat claims that he has now unintentionally acknowledged attempting to bribe Romanian officials, which is
Tate might have committed offences while incarcerated that could make it difficult for him to be released on bond, according to Gangat, who posted about this on his account @lawyer4workers:
“We have reliable accounts of Andrew Tate acting in some seriously stupid ways. He is detained in a Romanian jail while awaiting his trial. They permit you to make and listen to calls, [just] like in the US. Whatever you say will be used against you, guaranteed.”
First of all, this is merely a list of the individuals he is permitted to phone, and according to sources, he called people on the list after which he plugged in additional third parties. That might be considered a felony in and of itself, and it won’t improve his chances of being released on bond. I think there’s a big problem here. They claim that he is on the phone with someone from another prison discussing buying off two governmental officials in Romania.
#1 Chris Weidman makes tears up after emotional comeback
Chris Weidman, a former middleweight champion of the UFC, is back in the ring.
Since breaking his leg in half against Uriah Hall at UFC 261 in April 2021, he has been unable to perform. In a special attraction grappling contest at Polaris 23, he recently made a comeback.
Weidman cried as he addressed the audience after the bout, even though he was defeated by decision to Owen Livesey.