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Karate Combat president Asim Zaidi exposes ‘long list of huge names’ he’s considering, consisting of ex-UFC champs

December 23, 2023 8:00 am ET

LAS VEGAS– Karate Combat is under brand-new management and its just recently worked with president Asim Zaidi is aiming to capture your attention.

Whether it’s the big-named complimentary representatives or twerking aliens, Zaidi is consumed with making karate something various, brand-new and enhanced.

“The president before me was a really standard karate guy, didn’t a lot have the fight sports fans with him and didn’t understand excessive because area,” Zaidi stated at World Market Center after Karate Combat 43, the very first occasion under his watch. “The concept was we wished to burglarize the battle sports world. We wished to shake it up and get those guys over here. When I got included, that was my goal.”

7 weeks back, Zaidi was employed– with a crucial Las Vegas launching currently on the books. He went into the promo as the head coach of viral (and questionable) battle group Goat Shed and is currently feeling the criticism of some karate traditionalists. The interest drew in from the MMA neighborhood by an Anthony Pettis vs. Benson Henderson primary occasion revealed Zaidi early that he was on the ideal track.

“This business has actually been around for 6 years now,” Zaidi stated. “That’s a good quantity of time. I went into to take it to that next level. Of course, I’ve been doing this sport because I was 3 years old. I got my black belt from Royce Gracie. I began jiu-jitsu when I was 10. This is my life. I understand this market. I understand this market too well. I understand how to take this to the next level. Once again, 7 weeks is what you’ve got. Offer me 2 months. Offer me a complete 2 months. Provide me a complete 3 months. It’s going to be larger than ever. I’m informing you. We’re doing it, male.”

With Karate Combat 43 in the books, Zaidi is currently concentrated on the future. He ‘d like to keep the ball rolling with more noteworthy finalizings. Talks have actually currently started with some potential targets, Zaidi exposed.

“I was currently handling this. I was currently getting in contact with these huge names. I have a long list of huge names. … I’m speaking to Jose Aldo. I was speaking with Lyoto Machida, Darren Till, Luke Rockhold. I’m speaking to … I do not wish to launch that a person. That’s the level of names we’re speaking of. Tyrone Spong, I can state. That’s the level of names we’re talking with. Everybody on that level you can envision, yes, I’m speaking with them. I’m interested in having them.

“We’re altering the brand name a great deal. This was the launching of what I’m attempting to alter, the brand-new instructions. In 2024, you’re visiting something ridiculous. You will continue seeing these huge names and you’ll continue seeing a program that’s so various.”

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