In the second episode of Indian MMA Origin stories, we talk to Siddharth Singh who is the man behind Crosstrain Fight Club.
For the uninitiated, Indian MMA Origin Stories is an Interview series from LockerRoom India where we try to explore the origin stories of Indian MMA Fight Teams, Gyms, Promotions, and whatnot.
In this episode, Siddharth Singh opens up about how he was pushed into boxing from a young age itself, what triggered and gave him the Idea of Crosstrain Fight Club, a funny story involving Ben Henderson, initial steps he took for Crosstrain Fight Club, how brokers scammed him, his collaboration with fighters like Rajinder Singh Meena, Jason Ramesh Solomon and more, how he built the team and how names like Tarun Yadav, Rachit Tyagi and Anshul Jubli joined the team, the story of the first-ever BJJ seminar in Bhutan, funny story behind the name of Crosstrain Fight Club, future prospects that we should watch out for, his take on the belt system in MMA and much more. You can listen to the interview with the timecodes below.
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You can listen to the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Anchor.fm, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Breaker, Radio Public. Below is a link to the audible on Spotify.
Tune in for the third episode of Indian MMA Origin stories where we feature Jitesh Banjan who is the head coach of Indian Combat Sports Academy (ICSA).