Why was Ian Heinisch of the UFC middleweight in prison and how many years did he spend there?

As Ian Heinisch faced Kelvin Gastelum in the biggest fight of his career, it also marked seven years of freedom from two back prison sentences in two different countries.

After being diagnosed with ADHD at a young age, Ian Heinisch was taught from home by his parents, who also sent him to wrestling classes to help him channel his energy. His acquaintance got him to Northern Idaho College, but he soon gave up and started selling recreational drugs to sustain his livelihood.

In a first-person story in Tribune of the players in 2018, Ian Heinisch explained his side of things in detail.

“At the age of 19, I started dealing with severe ecstasy in my Denver city … I was dealing because… well, that was all I could do. My career was not conservative. high school took me nowhere when colleges found out I was dismissed as a senior for all sorts of s ***. I had ADHD and was hooked The amphetamines I was taking to control it were around the same time that my parents had been in financial trouble, and when the global financial crisis hit in 2008 things went awry. it was worse. “

The prison changed the life of Ian Heinisch

He was arrested in America for selling more than 2,000 ‘ecstasy pills’, and to spend time in prison, he fled to Amsterdam and then to Spain. He also joined the same line of work in Spain and was arrested by a Spanish immigration office that seized him with a kilo of cocaine.

That led to his first prison sentence in the Canary Islands for three and a half years. His years in Canary Island prison helped him find his way back. He found a god, taught himself Spanish by reading a Spanish Bible with the help of an English dictionary, and got into a kind of witchcraft called the Canaria Mouse.

“[Prison in Spain] renaming everything that used to drive me, my sufferings came to life. I kicked off my treats, healed from God, “said Ian Heinisch Inside a few days ago.

Ian Heinisch also said that he was “honored” to attend classes and then find his girlfriend in Spain.

However, things were not as they were when he returned to the USA.

On his re-entry, John Heinisch was immediately arrested on bail as an exile and deported to Rikers, one of the country’s most famous prisons, renowned for its brutality and brutality. of abuse.

After getting out of Rikers in 2014, Ian Heinisch was fighting the Dana White Contender Series in just four years. Since then, he has fought six times in the UFC, winning three and losing three as well.

Published February 14, 2021, 11:03 IST