Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is becoming increasingly popular around the world and is now one of the most rapidly growing sports in the world. Pakistan is also taking small steps towards MMA mainly thanks to a bunch of ambitious people who have formed the Pakistan Mixed Martial Arts Fighting Alliance.
The Pak MMA Fighting Alliance is a series of events being held in parts of Pakistan to bring together MMA fighters, mostly amateurs. It is a large step towards creating awareness of the sport in Pakistan which is largely ignored in our cricket obsessed media. The Pak MMA Fighting Alliance is the brainchild of Mahmood Rahman who is the president of Pak MMA FA.
The work done by the Pak MMA FA is to be applauded because it managed to catch the eye of ONE Fighting Championship which is the largest MMA promotion in Asia and PAK MMA FA became a part of their Amateur Series Network, creating a whole new gateway for the people related to their sports. Now PAK MMA is responsible for training fighters at various state of the art gyms around the country and then sending them to represent Pakistan at ONE FC.
Mahmood Rahman is a former guitarist who has worked with Atif Aslam and was a part of Overload. His work in promoting MMA and gaining international recognition is a great achievement and one that should be highlighted more by our media channels.