Veteran Pakistan coach Ali Sultan has said the initiative of Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa with Brave Combat Federation will boost the sport of mixed martial arts in Pakistan.
He welcomed the possibility of an event in Pakistan, which had been represented at Brave Combat Federation lately by Haider Farman who competed at Brave 9 held in Bahrain.
Farman became the first Pakistani fighter to compete in Brave. In his last appearance, Farman claimed a unanimous victory over Atif Mohammad from India.
“It was a great opportunity for the next generation of athletes in Pakistan that the growth of mixed martial arts is supported by initiatives of His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa and Brave Combat Federation. The victory of Haider Farman opened new doors of possibility for athletes,” said Sultan, who is also founder and head coach at Fight Fortress, Islamabad.
“We hope the day will be close when Pakistan will be fortunate to host Brave Combat Federation. That will bring global attention and immense opportunities for athletes to showcase their skills. We hope more representation from Pakistani athletes in the global promotion in the coming days.”