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Baz Mohammad Mubariz: Afghanistan’s MMA Ambassador

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Photos via Baz Mohammad Kabul based welterweight Baz Mohammad Mubariz it travelling to Phuket this week to take on a Swedish opponent at Full Metal Dojo. The Afghan will be fighting for the sixth time and is determined to be an ambassador for his nation’s nascent MMA scene. A successful wrestler, Mubariz first became aware of MMA six years ago and endeavored to study the sport despite the complete lack of facilities and infrastructure in Afghanistan at the time. “In 2008 I watched some MMA events and enjoyed it so much. It was very interesting and I saw that I could have ability in this sport because of my good physique and strength, as well my courage, but at that time MMA did not exist in Afghanistan,” he told Fightland. Having already established himself as a successful wrestler Mubariz believed he had the tools to compete in MMA and immediately set about finding some like-minded training partners. “My Father was a wrestler and I was the top ranked wrestler of the Afghanistan National wrestling team for five years. When I wanted to start MMA in Afghanistan at first I invited my two brothers to learn more with me about MMA. 

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