Well here is something you don’t hear everyday. Retired mixed martial artist Adam Townsend is coming back for one more fight….. so he can fund a political campaign.
Townsend hopes to run for Register of Deeds in Carter County, Tennessee in 2018. He retired from MMA with a 17-4 record earlier this year and will leave for England next week to participate in the Absolute Championship Berkut 70 tournament against Husein Kushagov (6-3).
“I started six years ago, doing it for fun,” Townsend said. “Then I decided I wanted to turn professional and now I’m a 17-4 professional. I’ve fought in China, Russia, now I’m going to England. I’ve fought all over the country, in the United States.”
Townsend assures that this fight will be his very last and that he still is 100% retired.
“I want to make this community better, I think this is just a step in the right direction for me to do bigger and better things. There is so much publicity that goes in to it, paying for posters, yard signs, business cards and advertising,” Townsend said. “Like I said running for Register of Deeds is my 100% priority and focus.”
According to the Register of Deeds’ office, Edrie “Jody” Bristol, the current Register of Deeds in Carter County, will retire this year. To be qualified to run for Register of Deeds in Carter County, you must be a registered voter and live in the Carter County limits.
According to the County Election Commission, candidates seeking office can pick up the appropriate paperwork starting in November.