Andrew Tate is a controversial and outspoken social media influencer. He recently garnered a sizable audience including a number of UFC athletes.
Tate also gathered a crowd looking forward to see him perform in a sparring session in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In a brief video recorded, the former Kickboxing world champion can be seen wearing the gloves.
Tate is a former kickboxing world champion. He has come under heavy fire on social media in recent months after sharing his opinions, which were sometimes blatantly sexist and critical of contemporary morals.
Andrew Tate was prominently featured in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, prior to UFC 280 earlier this month. He had previously been deplatformed on social media and claimed that companies like Uber and Airbnb had terminated his accounts in an effort to restrict his travels and quiet him.
Prior to the main event, Andrew Tate and his brother Tristan Tate met the current UFC welterweight champion Leon Edwards in a nightclub in the Middle East.
Aljamain Sterling managed to beat T.J. Dillashaw at the event in a co-main event bracket. Sterling and Tate were photographed together in advance of UFC 280 last weekend.
Following the event, Tate joined Sean O’Malley on a podcast. O’Malley beat Petr Yan by a razor-thin decision to take the top spot in the category.
This Thursday night, a video of Tate sparring with another fighter in the closing 10 seconds of a round surfaced on social media. Tate landed a superb overhand striker before dodging as the round came to an end.
Watching Andrew Tate spar up close and personal and he shows good movement . pic.twitter.com/iZ7HuJVZgn
— Khaled Albaher (@legendarykid3) October 26, 2022
Tate participated in three bouts of professional mixed martial arts, going 2-1 overall. This includes a March 2010 amateur unanimous decision victory against Luke Barnatt, a former UFC fighter. Tate also beat Cosmin Lingurar in his most recent kickboxing match by a unanimous decision, which took place in December 2020.