Desert Force fighters have been playing the waiting game since they were contacted regarding the upcoming Desert Force 26 event. Even though it’s supposedly only 3 weeks before the scheduled event, DF athletes claim that they have not been contacted again by the organization for any further details, and they have not signed any contracts yet.
Check out the above video in which Desert Force lightweight champion Yousef Wehbe and Jordanian fighter Jalal Al Daaja voice their concerns on what lies ahead. Similar to what has been roaming around as rumors, Wehbe and Daaja also mention that the next Desert Force event might not be broadcast on MBC Action. Not exactly what sponsors and fighters who already suffer financial challenges want to hear! Lately, there has been some gossip on possible complications with MBC Action following the Desert Force 25 weigh-in incident which had significant political repercussions.
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To make matters worse, the sponsors, which are hard to secure in the first place, are even considering taking their money back amidst the uncertainty. In fact, the absence of any announcements and publicity regarding the next Desert Force event is also somewhat-puzzling.
Stay tuned to ArabsMMA.com as we try to reach out to DF officials for clarification on the matter as fighters remain in an uncertain state.