I was reading through Soa Palalei's wiki today and came across this.. Australian Fighting Championship (AFC) World Heavy Weight Champion K-OZ Entertainment World Super Heavy Weight Champion IKBF Super Heavy Weight World Champion Australian Heavy Weight Mixed Martial Arts Champion Australian Heavy Weight Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu W.A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Heavy Weight Champion W.A Freestyle Wrestling Champion at 120 kg W.A MMA Heavy Weight Champion Australian Freestyle Wrestling Champion at 120 kg ADCC Australian Heavy Weight Submission Champion South Pacific MMA Heavy Weight Champion He lost to Daniel Cormier for the XMMA heavyweight title despite never of having fought for the promotion before and he bet Henry Miller ( that American/Japanese sumo guy that fought in Pride ) to claim a 'k-oz' title And bet Joe Kielur (I don't know either) for the AFC title (Australian Fighting Championship ) and defended it against Sean McCorkle. A lot of the other stuff I can't find information for, some of those title sound made up...Australian Heavyweight Champion etc, I can't even find one bit of info on who he bet to have the title of ADCC Australian Heavyweight Champion..it's like some of these don't even exist or are so low key, they aren't even on the internet. With all that said, I'm not fighter bashing by any means. Soa is not the only one with a long list of titles that sound made up or like they were given away. It seems like most Australian kickboxers that even fight have the title of ' IKBF Champion ' Some of the minor league titles seem to actually have some legitimacy to them, KOTC seems like the place for journeymen or gatekeepers to claim a title against solid mid-tier competition after hitting their prime or even guys running through the ranks..others literally seem to have no meaning but am I wrong here ? My questions for anyone who has any knowledge or insight to how the regional or local mma scene works & the politics of it. Do any regional titles have any merit ? Why do some guys never fight for the promotion and receive an instant title shot even though they have little experience or limited fighter name recognition ? Does anyone have insight to how the local or regional mma scene works ?