Fighter Comes Out Of Retirement To Fund Political Campaign


Adam Townsend is a professional MMA fighter who announced his retirement this past June, the fighter ended his career with a 17-4-0 record.

Townsend has since decided to run for the office of the Register Of Deeds in Carter County, Tennessee and the former fighter needed funds for his campaign.

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The Carter County government website states that the Register Of Deeds job is to “make and preserve a record of instruments required or allowed by law to be filed or recorded.”

In order to raise those funds for his campaign, the fighter has decided to end his three month retirement and return to action, with the majority of the money his raises while fighting going directly into his campaign.

“This campaign is going to be a chance to show everyone that I am willing to put in the hard work that the voters deserve,” Townsend told Bluegrass MMA. “I can use this fight as means to raise money to help get my message out that I am qualified and willing to work for the people. It’s not just about the money but it is a way for me to help further the goals I have set moving forward.”

A bout has already been lined up for the politician, because he is going to be taking on Husein Kushagov at Absolute Championships Berkut 70 on September 23.

Prior to his first retirement, the politician earned some notable victories over UFC veteran Yuri Villefort, UFC veteran Ryan Roberts and another UFC veteran in Junior Assuncao.

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