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Nagpur’s runaway MMA fighter Vyas ready to take MFN 8 by storm | More sports News – Times of India

NAGPUR: Indian Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Kushal Vyas, who hails from Koradi village in Nagpur, is set to face Rahul Thapa in the 8th edition of Matrix Fight Night (MFN) at the Siri Fort Sports Complex in New Delhi on Friday. Ahead of the major bout against a strong opponent, Kushal opened up on his journey into the competitive world of MMA and how he had to run away from home at the age of 12 to pursue his passion for combat sports. While the opportunities to pursue sports in his village were far and few, Kushal, who was studying at the Seventh-Day Adventist Higher Secondary School, in Nagpur, was introduced to boxing at another school in his village. “In my village, there was no interest in sports. The belief was that one should study, get a job and earn a living. At that time, ...