Let me introduce you to 18-year-old, up and coming Lebanese MMA fighter Yousef Wehbe. It has been 8 full months since Wehbeh decided to move to Thailand, and it didn’t take him much to ‘fall in love with the place and the training’ routine.
Training with Tiger Muay Thai is not your everyday “hey am going to class”. He engages in a hardcore program that consists of 6 to 7 hours of daily training with high-level fighters at Tiger Muay Thai, Thailand which are also his new team and sponsor. After realizing his potential at an early age, it was only a matter of time before he became part of the Tiger Muay Thai team.
He is coached by non other than MMA veterans Roger Huerta who is more famous that the president in Thailand along side UFC fighter Brian Ebersole, and BJJ World champ Fernando Maccachero . Tiger gym showed their interest in him because of his young age; they saw great potential in him and decided to grasp that potential, mold it, invest in it, in order to make a true MMA fighter.
Up to this day, Wehbe has had 3 professional Muay Thai fights. While he won the first 2 matches by TKO, the third match did not go his way. Although, he did not win, he came out of the last match more experienced than ever. He already scored 3-0 as an amateur MMA fighter and is soon looking to do his pro MMA debut when he gets the opportunity. One of the most motivated upcoming fighters around; there is so much dedication put into Yousef’s everyday training.
I will keep moving forward. I want to be known as the young fighter giving his audience one hell of a fight to remember.
Standing at 186 cm and weighing 77 kg this kid has the potential to do some serious damage given that he is only 18 years old. With the right people around him at Tiger Muay Thai, expect the most out of Yousef Wehbeh once he enters the cage as a professional fighter in 2014!