Mahmoud “El Deep” Mohamed of Cairo will attempt to snap his two-fight losing streak on Friday Night, 7 October, when he faces the Godfather of Pakistani MMA, Bashir “Somchai” Ahmad, at ONE: STATE OF WARRIORS. The event will take place at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar.
While the 37-year-old has deep appreciation for his opponent’s talent, he remains confident in his own skill level. “I respect him,” Mahmoud says. “He’s good. I’ve seen him fight before. He has all the weapons to defeat me, but I’m also ready and I have some new weapons myself.”
Though Bashir has become famous for pioneering mixed martial arts in Pakistan over the past nine years, the Egyptian MMA scene was also in its infancy during that time and slow to develop. For warriors like Mahmoud, he had to blaze his own trail.
“MMA in Egypt wasn’t much before six years ago,” Mahmoud admits. “I think the main forms of martial arts were kickboxing and wushu.”
Initially a wrestler and kickboxer, Mahmoud jumpedRead More »from Egypt’s Mahmoud Mohamed: “You Will See an Exciting Fight”