Bombay (Maharashtra) [India]December 9 (ANI): Afghanistan’s Abdul Azim Badakhshi and Brazilian Marcelo clashed Thursday before their main fight, during a press conference at the iconic Taj Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad.
After having organized three editions of the biggest Indian MMA competition in the United Arab Emirates, Matrix Fight Night returns to India and will organize its 7th edition on Friday at the Taj Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad.
Speaking on his main Featherweight bout against Marcelo at the press conference, Abdul said, âI’ve been training really hard for this fight. I want to win. People in Afghanistan have been facing some hard times lately. I concentrated all these emotions of winning this fight.If I could spread happiness in Afghanistan with a win here, I would be proud.
Marcelo also admitted that he has a great responsibility on his shoulders to win Friday’s fight for his country.
“I have a big responsibility. That’s why I train every day. I’m never afraid. I was born to do this. MMA is in my blood and I’m always ready to fight,” said Marcelo, proudly waving the flag of Brazil, “Marcelo said.
Meanwhile, All India Mixed Martial Arts Commissioner Daniel Isaac, who was present at the press conference, spoke about his responsibility to ensure the safety of fighters and explained the process that goes with it, including strict implementation of weight limit guidelines.
“This is the most important job we have as officials. We cannot allow a single gap. A single gap will affect all safety and health standards for our athletes. MMA fighters risk their lives. every time they enter the cage, we have a responsibility to protect them, âDaniel Isaac.
“There is no bigger job for us than that. We take all the procedures to make sure, and sometimes the fighters don’t like our interference. But we as parents have to watch out for them. “, he added. (ANI)