Philanthropy project Zhaotong, China

When it was announced that I will be fighting for the RUFF title and the 1million RMB, I made a commitment to myself that if I won I would use a portion of the money to help the needy in China. The next issue was finding a credible charity in China, after some scouting on […]

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Move to Evolve

When I started preparing for my title fight I knew I needed to take my MMA to the next level. Evolve was the obvious choice for me, im really privileged to be part of the best gym in Asia and 1 of the best in the world. http://www.thefightnation.com/ruff-bantamweight-champion-irshaad-sayed-joins-the-evolve-fight-team  

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RUFF title fight

This was a huge step forward for me, I tried hard not to think about what was at stake but knowing that your next fight can potentially change your future add pressure and stress whether you like it or not. Article by MMA weekly: http://www.mmaweekly.com/south-african-muay-thai-champion-irshaad-sayed-struck-gold-with-title-win-in-china

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MMA Debut, City of Dreams Macau

I made my MMA debut on 21 May 2010. At the time I was still perusing a career in muay thai but decided to take the MMA on 1month notice to “give it a try”. With minimal ground training I managed to score the TKO in round 1. Thinking back I have come a long […]

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