Bahrain’s Kooheji suffered the first loss of his career in the main event of Desert Force 21 (March 14, 2016) against Ezzeldine Al Derbane. A crushing knee straight to the jaw left Kooheji unconscious while Al Derbabane celebrated as the new featherweight interim Champion.
At the time, the loss derailed Kooheji’s hopes of becoming featherweight champion, but as Rocky himself said:
“It ain’t how hard you hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward” – Rocky Balboa
In this video dedicated to his fans, KHK MMA’s Kooheji discusses a variety of topics including his recovery and his training as he looks to bounce back from his loss and return to the cage stronger than ever before.