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    Cosmo Alexandre explains how re-signing with ONE Championship was financially a safer choice

    At this point in his career, Cosmo Alexandre is looking for security.

    Alexandre (8-1), who recently had a contract dispute with ONE Championship, has re-signed with the promotion with the help of his new manager, Ali Abdelaziz.

    The 38-year-old hasn’t competed since his 29-second knockout over Sage Northcutt in May 2019, putting a momentary halt to his momentum. He reportedly was unhappy with his contract and asked ONE Championship to either increase his pay or release him.

    But after coming to terms with ONE Championship and signing a new six-fight deal, Alexandre plans on getting back to action soon.

    “After my fight against Sage, we started talking about my contract – so it was a long talk,” Alexandre told MMA Junkie. “(It was) kind of like a long fight. But in the end now, I talked straight with (ONE chairman) Chatri (Sityotong), and I think it was better for me. A lot of people talk about UFC and other shows here in the U.S., but for me I see ONE Championship is safe for me.

    “It’s safer for my family. I’m 38. I don’t want to fight until like 43, 44. I just want to fight a few more years and looking at it this way, it’s safer for me to stay in ONE Championship.”

    Alexandre doesn’t plan on competing for too much longer, which is why he views ONE Championship as a more stable home for him. He said regardless if he wins or loses, he will get to fight out his six-fight deal without the risk of potentially getting released.

    “Financial, because I made a deal – six fights – so I know I’m going to fight the six fights. So it doesn’t matter what happens in my last five fights,” Alexandre said. “If I fight five and for some reason I lose the five, I will still fight in my sixth fight.

    “Any other show in the U.S., probably you can’t do it. Like UFC, if you sign a four-fight deal, if you lose the first two, maybe you fight a third, but probably they will cut you, so you won’t fight your fourth. So for me, that’s what I was thinking. So for me it’s safer to stay in ONE Championship.”

    This was originally published on www.mmajunkie.com

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