Last December UFC light heavyweight Khalil Rountree Jr. announced he’ll be retiring from MMA for good.
The 30-year-old said that his next fight will be his last one. He was supposed to fight Sam Alvey on March 28th, but then the coronavirus hit.
The bout was rescheduled several times and it never actually happened. But it seems the months of isolation have changed Khalil Rountree’s mind and now he says he won’t be going anywhere.
Last week ‘War Horse’ took to Instagram to reveal that he had signed a new multi-fight contract with the UFC.
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I’m extremely happy to announce that I’ve decided to extend my contract with the @ufc and will be making my return at the start of 2021 • After being away from the sport for over one year now it feels like I have the opportunity to start fresh. I’m back in the game 100% like I’ve just begun, ready to put on the most exciting fights you’ve seen from me yet. I’ve had lots of down time to reflect, reinvent and tighten my circle. I’ve taken the time to look at myself from the inside out and I’ve shared with you all the ups and downs publicly. Now it’s time to bite down and fight harder than ever. I’m ready, and you should be too. If you know a company or brand that you’d like to see me repping, please tag them below as I’m looking for sponsors/partners to grow with. #winningticket @mickmaynard2
The American fighter hasn’t fought since 2019 when Ion Cutelaba defeated him via TKO at UFC Fight Night 160.