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.
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.
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