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John Gotti’s Grandson to Make MMA Debut at CES 46

October 12, 2017 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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The grandson of mobster John Gotti is set to make his professional MMA debut at CES 46. Gotti fights on what would be his grandfather’s seventy-seventh birthday at the event, which takes place on October 27th in Lincoln, Rhode Island per MMAjunkie. Gotti faces Johnny Adams at the event.

“I chose my pro debut with CES because I know several of the fighters that have fought for them,” Gotti said in a statement released by CES. “They said they were good guys to work with and that they put on a great show. So it was a natural fit when I heard they were promoting a show on Oct. 27. The significance of the date is that it would have been my late grandfather’s 77th birthday, and I wanted to honor him on that day.”

Gotti said his interest in the sport comes from his father, John Gotti II’s, release from prison. “When my father first came home from prison, (MMA) was a means for us to bond,” Gotti said. “We would watch all the big fights together at home, as well as attending several cards in New Jersey. I think now, as I’ve chosen this as a profession, although my father is proud of me, I think he regrets fostering my interest. I don’t think he ever thought this would be the end result. What father wants to watch his son in this type of environment?”

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