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WATCH: Indian MMA Origin Stories Ep 10: Tigers Gym ft. Daniel Isaac

LockerRoom Team
08 June 2021

In the tenth episode of Indian MMA Origin stories, we talk to coach Daniel Isaac who is the man behind Tigers Gym.

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 the episode, Daniel Isaac opens up about the freestyle fighting event that his father Grandmaster Solomon Isaac hosted back in 1987, how his father influenced him, how Tigers Gym was born, meeting Alan Fenandes, the Story behind the name of Tigers Gym, Challenges he faced while competing internationally, Clash of Champions and more. You can see the complete episode below with the time code.

Time Code: 

  • 01:01 – Getting Vaccinated
  • 02:27 – The Freestyle Fighting event in 1987
  • 08:17 – Being influenced by his father
  • 10:15 – How Tigers Gym was born
  • 13:15 – Story behind the name of Tigers Gym
  • 14:22 – How Alan Fenandes joined the team
  • 17:02 – Challenges in setting up the team
  • 20:55 – Stories of competing internationally
  • 23:56 – Story behind Clash of the Champions
  • 27:45 – How fighters came to Tigers Gym
  • 29:30 – Involvement with Gym Wars
  • 32:58 – Tigers Gym in the US
  • 35:24 – Growth of MMA in India    

You can listen to the episode on Spotify, Anchor.FM, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Breaker, Radio Public. Below is an audible link for the episode.

Let us know your thoughts on the episode in the comment section below. Also, let us know who you want to see in the next episode of the Indian MMA Origin Stories.

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