UFC fighter Abdul Razak Alhassan is current awaiting trial for allegedly sexually assaulting two women in Fort Worth, Texas earlier this year.
The UFC star is currently wearing a GPS monitor around his ankle so authorities can track his movements until the trial takes place, but Alhassan’s lawyer wants that monitor removed.
“This provision is not reasonable or feasible under the circumstances because defendant’s profession requires that he conduct training, travel, and undergo medical procedures that would interfere with the monitor,” said Brandon Barnett to The Star Telegram.
Alhassan wasn’t wearing the GPS monitor for his bout at UFC 228, where the fighter defeated Niko Price, but that was because the fighter wasn’t indicted on the charges until after that bout.
One of the women’s mothers says that just because Alhassan is an MMA fighter, it doesn’t mean he should get special treatment.
“Being professional doesn’t negate you were on bond and got to participate in your fight anyway,” she said.
There has been no comment from the UFC about their fighters alleged actions and Alhassan doesn’t have a fight booked at the moment. Alhassan also isn't ranked in the promotions top fifteen and holds a 4-1-0 record in the organization.