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Kicking out: Young Pakistani athlete trains for UFC stardom under legendary record-breaker
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Kicking out: Young Pakistani athlete trains for UFC stardom under legendary record-breaker

Pakistan, Dera Ismail Khan
October 3, 2022 at 19:37 GMT +00:00 · Published

Numan Mehsood, a young Pakistani boy from South Waziristan, has dreams of competing in Mixed Martial Arts, as seen in footage from Dera Ismail Khan on Monday.

“I want to be a UFC fighter (Ultimate Fighting Championship)", he revealed. "I think Martial Arts keeps you mentally and physically fit.”

Footage shows Mehsood training outside, performing a series of jumps, kicks, handstands and flips and showing his stamina in receiving multiple body blows without flinching.

He lacks a professional diet, equipment or other facilities, but has been taken on at Lion’s Den Fighting Club by Pakistan’s legendary athlete, martial arts expert and record-breaker Irfan Mehsood.

"Most of our players can compete at world level but they don’t have resources even for a good diet and equipment. We are managing all this on self help basis," Irfan explained.

Numan claims to have broken three records himself, while he’s appealed for more assistance in achieving his dream.

“I am from a poor family in South Waziristan, I need more help. I appeal to the government to support and facilitate our club by providing exercise and training equipment," he said.

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Numan Mehsood, a young Pakistani boy from South Waziristan, has dreams of competing in Mixed Martial Arts, as seen in footage from Dera Ismail Khan on Monday.

“I want to be a UFC fighter (Ultimate Fighting Championship)", he revealed. "I think Martial Arts keeps you mentally and physically fit.”

Footage shows Mehsood training outside, performing a series of jumps, kicks, handstands and flips and showing his stamina in receiving multiple body blows without flinching.

He lacks a professional diet, equipment or other facilities, but has been taken on at Lion’s Den Fighting Club by Pakistan’s legendary athlete, martial arts expert and record-breaker Irfan Mehsood.

"Most of our players can compete at world level but they don’t have resources even for a good diet and equipment. We are managing all this on self help basis," Irfan explained.

Numan claims to have broken three records himself, while he’s appealed for more assistance in achieving his dream.

“I am from a poor family in South Waziristan, I need more help. I appeal to the government to support and facilitate our club by providing exercise and training equipment," he said.