Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by BonesWinckleJones, May 16, 2021.
How come this place is so big with no notable fighters?
Because they would kill the other fighters.
I mean the current reigning ONE HW world champ is from there Arjan Bhullar as of yesterday.
Otherwise the sport probably hasn't caught on there yet enough for there to be funding to train top level fighters.
Probably due to a lack of quality MMA training.
We've seen this with Chinese fighters coming into the UFC - all tough with very crude technique.
To compete on the highest level, these Indian fighters need to come to the States to train.
This is the first thing that came to my mind... I mean watch bollywood action movie, enjoyable but damn they have issue with physics law
Takes some time until some structures are implemented, the sport is seen as a solid carerr opportunity and the knowledge is transferred. With very religious Hindus around, there is also a lot of Bullshido still i would assume. Same as China. Will take some time and having their first Champ now, will fast this process up.
This guy is born and raised in Canada
You don’t tend to see too many super athletic guys come from that part of the world.
The closest we have in terms of genetics are Belal and Benny, both great fighters but neither are really athletic. In fact I would go as far to say as they are two of the least athletic fighters in the top 20 of their respective weight classes, with Nate Diaz being the only obviously less athletic fighter up there I can think of.
Belal and Benny are great for the sport as it proves natural genetics aren’t everything, as opposed to say a Chandler or an Usman who are gifted athletes and built for success and also great for the sport.
it just seems like india is not producing highly tuned, rugged competitors so it would take even more for a guy who is unathletic to climb to the top, then factor in that the nation itself absolutely obsesses over cricket and there lies your answer.
Exactly lol, and his brother, they're Canadian boys, born and bred.
Pure, illogical, racial profiling here, what a joke, guys probably ate more pizza than curry in his life lol.
The problem in India is the game of 'cricket',...it's not lack of infrastructure, it's a pathetic obsession with one game, and the youth just want to be cricket stars,...but,...ever since The Rock came on the scene, nowadays guys there want to look strong, get tattoos, it's changing.
Simple answer: They have little to no tradition in wrestling, boxing, kickboxing, muay thai, jiujitsu, let alone MMA. Takes decades of culture/infrastructure building to produce world class talent in any sport.
No grassroots culture of MMA. China just caught up, they will soon I'm sure, but takes time
It's because your average Indian man usually faces a dilemma: beat the shit out of everyone in the Octagon like they do in movies or be liek CEO of Google.
Wrestling is a traditional sport in India. Some of them even got medails in the Olympics.
Didn't know that. I stand corrected.
He was the first Canadian fighter in the UFC.
Average UFC fighter salary (UFC fighter, the highest paid promotion...) is only : $147,965 per year (then minus the trainer fee, gym fee, sparring partner fee, medical insurance, travel cost), then add the injuries, damaging your health....
While a grade C cricket player earn on average $132,476. No sparring partner fee, no trainer fee, no gym fee, no crazy medical insurance, no damaging your body, no travel cost... One would have to be crazy to chose MMA over Cricket... unless there is no other sport where he can excel in (which is the case for most MMA fighter hence why it is highly dominated by wrestler and BJJ guys). Francis came to MMA because his coach said it would be easier for him than boxing...
Not caught on yet on South Asia, same with boxing. Wrestling is respected but the main sport is cricket.
To put it very simply
Precisely proving the point that India doesn’t have the development and interest of MMA as it does in other parts of the globe
You're forgetting about Satish Jha.
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