The latest star of the UFC: he dropped out of school and fights to help his mother sick with ALS

Kennedy Nzechukwu is the new star of the UFC, the main company of mixed martial arts. Not in vain, in his first fight as headliner, he beat the Moldovan Ion Cutelaba with a spectacular ending. He received a blow to ‘his private parts from him’ and answered emphatically. Knee shot that unbalanced him and ending with several hits connected. His 11-3-0 will cause him to move up to light heavyweight, and his story will transcend.

Because Nzechukwu, in addition to being a physical prodigy, has one more motivation. He was born in Nigeria and came to the United States at the age of 10. But he had to leave school. The reason: his mother fell ill with ALS. And from that moment on he changed his perspective. She was going to help her. And when he discovered her ability on the octagon he began to compete for her. “I don’t do many other things in my life than take care of my mother, go to church and train,” he confessed.

Because it all started with her. She once confessed that she was the one who encouraged him to get into the octagon. “On one occasion she asked me about what she saw. I said MMA, but I couldn’t try it because I had to take care of it. She told me to start fighting, that I would help her,” Nzechukwu explained. to ‘Cage Side Press’. “She was the first to take me to a gym,” she added to the company’s official media.

And despite the fact that he is not a stellar fighter like his compatriots Kamaru Usman or Israel Adesanya, he has been gaining the place. He took a giant step in July 2022 winning Karl Roberson. There he explained that this victory and the bonus of half a million was vital. “It means a lot to me because my mother has Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS),” she confessed to ‘ESPN’. Four months later he jumped as principal.

After a bizarre day, it was going to be the Lewis – Spivac, but due to illness it was suspended. Nzechukwu debuted as a stellar combat, and the rest is history. He continues to help his mother. “It’s an honor that he sees my victories because he always knew my potential,” she said in her debut. to the microphones of the UFC. He has earned the respect of everyone.

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