A Ghanaian UFC fighter, Abdul Razak Alhassan, was indicted for two alleged sexual assaults Monday in Texas, USA.
According to the Mmafighting.com, Alhassan's charges come from when he was a bouncer at a pub. The incident is reported to have happened in the home of one of his alleged victims in March of this year.
The alleged victims names are being withheld for security reasons. Their ages have however been disclosed as 22 and 20-years-old, whose home Alhassan is thought to have taken them after he found that they were drunk.
Alhassan, 33, was reportedly arrested in April and released at that time on $20,000 bond. A judge allowed him to remove a GPS monitor to train and fight at UFC 228, which he won in 43 seconds on September 8 in Dallas.
The reports indicate that it is unclear if the UFC knew about the charges Alhassan was facing prior to UFC 228.
Alhassan's lawyer, Brandon Barnett, spoke on September 26 and said that Alhassan plans to plead not guilty on the two counts of sexual assault.
Barnett said: “Mr. Alhassan has retained counsel. He intends to plead not guilty and we’ll do all the talking we need to do in court."
Abdul Razak Alhassan is a Ghanaian native who rose to prominence fighting in the United States competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
UFC is not a very popular brand in Ghana although many are used the sport of kickboxing.
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