MMA fighter brutally knocked out as he loses 17th consecutive fight, leaving fans worried
Mixed martial artist Charles ‘Felony’ Bennett continued his dark career on Friday night, after the veteran lost his 17th consecutive fight in an MMA hand-to-hand fight to Rob Emerson.
Bennett – who is better known for his antics out of the Octagon than his performances in it – faced UFC veteran Emerson on the Gamebred FC fight card of Jorge Masvidal in Mississippi where his formidable race continued.
The 41-year-old was put out of his misery from the start as he was brutally knocked out by his opponent in the first round of their fight in another night for the American to forget.
Understandably, a number of fans have now expressed concern not only for Bennett’s career, but for his personal well-being after once again finding himself at the end of a knockout blow.
The veteran – who made his professional debut in 2019 – garnered a lot of fan attention on Twitter, with many calling for the 41-year-old to retire after another loss, as one tweeted: very sad to see him fight now “
Another also showed sympathy for the fighter and his scorching run, commenting, “First of all, this referee is way too far away for Charles’ sharpness, he took unnecessary extra blows. Also, what should we do to help him? “
While another supporter praised his work ethic, adding: “I have to admire the determination of the guys, he really follows his dream”
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Bennett last claimed victory over five years ago, after beating Minoru Kimura in September 2016, before losing 17 consecutive fights, which would leave his professional fighting record at 30-41-2.
The 41-year-old ‘crime’ nickname seems quite apt after revealing to BleacherReport in 2011 that he was previously a drug dealer before finding a professional career in mixed martial arts.
When asked what inspired him to get into the sport, Bennett replied, “I was a drug dealer. I had children, so I quit dealing drugs to watch my child grow up and started fighting as a full-time job.
On top of that, the fighter’s criminal past was also reported by SportBible, which revealed in 2016 that Bennett had been arrested 14 times in 14 years during his eventful life from crime to professional sports.