Madadi Says He Is Returning To The UFC After 14 Months in Prison

After spending the last 14 months in jail, Reza Madadi says he’s signed a new contract with the UFC to return to the lightweight division after not fighting in more than two years.

Madadi was only on the UFC roster for three fights and has a 2-1 record — including a submission victory over No. 5 ranked fighter Michael Johnson in his last bout in 2013. Less than two months after his win over Johnson, Madadi was arrested in Sweden in connection with a robbery of a designer handbag store where three masked men smashed a window with a sledgehammer and stole more than $150,000 in goods. He was sentenced to 18 months in prison.

Heres wht Madadi had to say on the matter in a video released yesterday:

“Two years ago they said ‘this guy’s never going to come back, he’s too old, he doesn’t deserve the chance anymore’ but I just want to tell you, all the haters, I’m back, I’m back again in the UFC, stronger than ever.”

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