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LISTEN: Indian MMA Origin Stories Ep 4: Team Relentless ft. Jitendra Khare

LockerRoom Team
Calendar Icon24 April 2021

In the fourth episode of Indian MMA Origin stories, we talk to Jitendra Khare who is the head coach of Team Relentless.

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, Jitendra Khare opens up about opening Evolution MMA back in 2009, The reason behind the formation of Team Relentless, the first location of his gym, and the initial reaction that it got, giving up his corporate job to pursue combat sports, the story of being in the first ONE Championship card, International fights, Financial challenges the team faced, YFC and much more. You can listen to the complete episode below and see the time codes as well.

Time Code:

  • 00:26 – Why and How Team Relentless was formed
  • 02:41 – Reason why he started Combat Sports  
  • 05:15 – First location of the Gym and Initial reactions
  • 08:32 – Why he gave up his Corporate Job
  • 11:00 – Story behind being on the first ONE Championship card
  • 13:13 – International Fights that happened
  • 16:33 – Financial Challenges that the team faced
  • 18:40 – Story behind YFC and X1 International
  • 22:24 – Vision behind YFC
  • 24:59 – The Team Relentless Mentality
  • 26:50 – Story and Vision for GAMMA India
  • 31:00 – How MMA has evolved in India and Future plans
  • 33:00 – Closing Thoughts

You can listen to the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Anchor.FM, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Breaker, and Radio Public. Below is a link to the audible below.

Tune in for the next episode and let us know who you want to see in the series next.

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