It appears that fan favorite Mohammad Ghorabi is preparing to return to the Phoenix cage soon. Ghorabi posted a photo of his gym on his facebook page and said in the caption: “Serious training for my upcoming fight at Phoenix 2”
The hard hitting Lebanese fighter took part of the inaugural Phoenix 1 event this December. Despite coming short in his first battle versus Claudio Cesario, Ghorabi showcased some interesting stand up skills, putting on a proper fight against the much bigger Brazilian.
Mohammad Ghorabi seems to have turned the page, and shows no regrets as he looks forward to his coming endeavor.
“After my last fight in Phoenix, I had the chance to watch it and see exactly what went on in the fight. I believe I put it all in the cage. I really fought hard and did my job, but he had his advantages. His long arms made the difference mostly, it was hard to stack his takedowns with my back on cage. But it is what it is, and that is God will. Now all my focus is on my upcoming battle.”
Ghorabi who runs his own gym in his hometown Saida has been spotted training with the likes of Mohammad Fakhreddine and Youssef Wehbe on many occasions and he plans to do the same or this fight. He also plans on having an intense camp in Jordan with coach Ashraf shishani as he told ArabsMMA.
Phoenix 2 is scheduled to take place on the 29th of April in Beirut, but no official fights have been yet confirmed. But, as per Ghorabi’s facebook post and chats with ArabsMMA, he will surely be part of this event. After all, who better than this local hero to fight on a local card.