As most of you already know, Wissam Abi Nader (coach of fighters such as Silvester Saba, Elie el Rayess, Georges Eid and other illustrious fighters) has struck up an affiliation with the infamous Tri-Star gym in Montreal, home to some of the world’s best coaches and UFC stars.
One of the interesting and exciting parts of this collaboration is the agreement to send fighters between the two camps in Lebanon and Canada to allow for fighters to be exposed to new environments, sparring partners and training methods in an effort to develop more rounded warriors. This program has now yielded its first success!
Mark Tanios, a heavyweight protégé of Wissam Abi Nader, has just recently returned from a training camp at the illustrious Montreal facility where he had the opportunity to train with the likes of Francis Carmont, David Loiseaux and a host of other combatants. Tanios attended a 40 day training camp that was supervised by non-other than the legendary coach Feras Zahabi who has trained a lot of UFC stars including Georges St Pierre, John Makdessi, Rory Macdonald and the list goes on!
Tanios aims to use his experience in Canada along with his constant training at Tristar Lebanon to his advantage and begin another stellar run in MMA competitions in the Middle East. Rumor has it that Mark will be fighting early in 2014 as a heavyweight but official news is yet to be announced. Watch this space!