It’s official! Jarjis Danho has signed with the world’s biggest promotion, the Ultimate Fighting Championship and has arrived on the big stage.
Fans in the Middle East will know Danho from his exploits in the Desert Force promotion where the Syrian ‘Man Mountain’ would fight twice defeating both of his opponents with relative ease in the first round.
Although no specific date has been set for his debut, and with the UFC seemingly having finalized their cards for the remainder of the year, it is assumed that Danho will make his Octagon debut early next year on one of the European shows.
On signing with the UFC, Danho expressed his immense joy at having finally ‘made it’. In his words:
‘I would like to tell my grand kids about this. The poor little refugee from Syria came good. Hard work and perseverance goes a long way. I can tell my kids I made it this far. How far I can go? I don’t know, for now I am happy to take this adventure step by step’
One thing is for sure, Danho will have the entire Middle East watching his debut on the big stage cheering on ‘one of our own’ who has made it this far.