There has been a change in the MMA winds, have you noticed them? The positive vibe the “fastest growing sport” once had has changed and it has not been for the good either. Talk over social media during MMA events have seen more and more talk of conspiracies and fights being fixed that are threatening the momentum the sport has worked so hard to build.
This Saturday from Istanbul, Turkey Glory World Series presents Glory 6: Istanbul. Headlining the kickboxing card will be heavyweights Daniel Ghita and Gokhan Saki in a rematch of their 2010 K-1 Grand Prix bout. The instant classic was very close with Saki earning the narrowest of decisions and their rematch should certainly deliver.
The eight remaining contenders in the GLORY World Series single-elimination tournament will travel from the four corners of the earth to battle it out on NOV 3 2012 at the historical PalaLottomatica venue, where Muhammad Ali won his Olympic gold medal.
With a fight card that should please even the most discerning kickboxing fan, It’s Showtime, Europe’s leading kickboxing organization has put together a series of match-ups that should come with a combat sports “over excitement warning”. With the feature bout of Badr Hari, who is leaving the sport versus monster competitor Gokhan Saki, fans will be tuning in to witness a true living legend in kickboxing say his last goodbyes with punches and kicks.