Chairman Wontumi before venturing into politics almost became a martial arts fighter in London and throwback pictures from those times has been spotted online.
The outspoken politician born Bernard Antwi Boasiako, who is currently the Ashanti regional Chairman of the NPP in the photo was seen all muscular as he posed with a British fighter.
Speaking on his privately owned Radio station, Wontumi FM, on a sports show, Chairman Wontumi recounted how he nearly became a fighter but eventually bowed out.
However, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is an American mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion company based in Las Vegas, Nevada, which is owned and operated by Endeavor Group Holdings along with Silver Lake Partners, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, and MSD Capital via Zuffa, LLC.
Wontumi explaining how he got involved in UFC said, ”It was a new sport in London in 2001, and my boss nearly made me join…I was the strongest guy in our gym. I was well built than almost all the wrestlers who came to train at our gym.”
He added, ”I had the passion to do it and my boss was preparing us for it. He later had a change of mind about me joining the sports.”