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Indian MMA Origin Stories Ep 13: Fit and Fight Club ft. Sanjivan Padwal

LockerRoom Team
28 June 2021

In the thirteenth episode of Indian MMA Origin stories, we talk to Sanjivan Padwal who is the man behind Fit and 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 the episode, Sanjivan opens up about his career as an MMA Fighter, the challenges he faced, how Fit and Fight Club was born, his transition to coaching, the athletes in his team, and much more.

Time Code for Easy Viewing:

  • 00:31 – Training during the pandemic
  • 01:13 – Asian Championship camp of Suyash Jadhav
  • 02:23 – His experience of competing internationally
  • 04:06 – Why he transitioned to coaching
  • 05:47 – How Fit and Fight Club started
  • 06:52 – Story behind the name of the club
  • 08:32 – The Challenges he faced
  • 10:09 – About the fighters in the team
  • 13:12 – Future Roadmap for the team
  • 14:57 – His take on MMA in India
  • 16:21 – Challenges that Fighters face
  • 17:39 – Closing Thoughts

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

In the next episode, we will be featuring Mannan Dattah who is the man behind Knockout Fight Club in Delhi. 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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