MMA: My dream for India
THE emerging role of India as a super power in combat sports had been exponential. The surge has transformed the landscape of Indian sports in the olympic level as well as in the professional level. The resultant trend has significantly influenced Indian film industry, fitness, fashion and foreign investments. Major Indian cities are thriving as key hubs for global investments focused on the sports and fitness industry. Brave Combat Federation found and funded by His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad al Khalifa, fifth son of the King of Bahrain and the First Deputy President of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, Bahrain is the latest mega project that is investing in the Indian sports industry. The Bahrain based mixed martial arts promo- tion is the largest in Asia and the fastest growing MMA organisation in the world.
Mumbai will host the first ever Brave Combat Federation fight night on April 23 at Dome NSCI featuring athletes from12 nations. “Martial arts is a captivating subject for me, it’s something inherent in human nature and I have been following it for a long time and had actively participated as well. Sports have the power to bring people and nations together. A true leader leads by example. My goal is to influence as many young minds in my country and around the world, and inspire them to do what they love to do. I have actively participated and have an unbeaten record of two wins in amateur mixed martial arts,” said His Highness Sheikh Khalid.