MMA took the Arab region by storm with a very successful organizations such as Desert Force, GFC, ADFC, and more where even international fighters enrolled. As more and more events started rising, more and more fighters were interested in getting ready to compete on a high level. That’s when local gyms started stepping up and international franchises found an interesting market to tackle. From Team Nogueira in Dubai to Lebanon’s Tristar Gym and recently, a huge step up in Kuwait, with the first Jackson’s MMA affiliated Gym.
Desert Force contender Ahmed Al Boussairy, one of the most famous Kuwaiti MMA fighters, had recently revealed to ArabsMMA that his visit to Albuquerque is more than just a training camp.
Al boussairy To ArabsMMA:
I have been here in Albuquerque for 2 weeks working out with the guys at the pro gym at Jackson’s MMA improving my fighting skills and learning new techniques and new fighting tactics. But the main reason I am here for is becoming the exclusive affiliation of Jackson’s MMA in Kuwait and the first in the region.
We had a course of long hours with coach Greg Jackson giving us new perspectives we were not aware of and enhancing ideas that we thought were good all of this, because to representing a person like the greatest coach in MMA, you’ve got to be highly educated and know what you’re doing.
If anybody wants to be a part of Jackson’s MMA in Kuwait you are most welcome in my Team “Be Water” located in Kuwait City.
So for the few who don’t know who Greg Jackson is, here’s a little introduction: Coach Jackson has trained over 15 world champions and Team Jackson-Winkeljohn has been named “Team of the Year” twice by the World MMA Awards. In addition to this, Greg himself has won the World MMA Awards “Shawn Tomkins Coach of the Year” three times (2009~2011), as well as being inducted into the Grapplers Quest Inaugural Submission Grappling and Jiu-jitsu Hall of Fame in 2009. He has had multiple competitors on Spike TV’s ,The Ultimate Fighter, including Season One winner, Diego Sanchez and was also a featured (and winning) head coach of Spike TV’s Fight Master. This success has bolstered a large social media following on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to reach over 200,000 followers.