UFC Signs Alberto Del Rio Despite Past Sexual Assaults & Domestic Violence Allegations

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Alberto Del Rio returns to MMA.According to Lucha Libre OnlineThe former WWE star has signed a deal to UFC, and will now be a Spanish commentator. According to reports, Del Rio will be the Saturday’s commentator. UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Aspinall,This will be the headline match between Alexander Volkov and Tom Aspinall. As mentioned by Wrestling Inc

According to reports, Del Rio signed a short-term contract but may sign a longer-term one. In the near future, Del Rio will also be calling for action at Bark Knuckle Fighting Championship. Del Rio has MMA experience having participated in Pride for Fighting Championships during the 2000s. In 2019, Del Rio faced Tito Ortiz, a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. He lost the first round. 

This comes after Del Rio had been dealing with legal issues. His ex-girlfriend cleared him of all charges of kidnapping, sexual assault and other charges. If convicted, Del Rio was to spend life in prison after he was taken into custody in May 2020. Del Rio was also in a relationship to former WWE Superstar Paige, who accused him of abuse. 

In November 2020, Del Rio spoke to TMZThey said: “It was the other way around. I have the evidence. Not just words.”Del Rio stated that he is considering suing Paige over the allegations. “I would say Raya, why? Why? Why are you doing this Raya? And, I’m not calling you Paige because you were never Paige to me, you were Raya,” Del Rio continued. “Why would you hurt me in a moment like this?”

Del Rio, 44 years old, started competing in WWE in 2008. He remained with the company until 2014. Del Rio, 44, began competing in WWE in 2008 and remained with the company until 2014. He won the WWE Championship twice as well as the World Heavyweight Championship twice. The United States Championship twice was also won twice. Pro Wrestling Illustrated named Del Rio the number one wrestler in 2011. Sixth-best pro wrestler worldwide. In 2015, he returned to WWE but was fired a year later. He has spent time on the Independent circuit and Impact Wrestling. In March 2020, it was reported that WWE did not want to bring him back. His MMA career saw Del Rio post a record of 9-6.

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