Kickboxer-turned-MMA destroyer Gokhan ‘The Rebel’ Saki sent the entire world of Mixed Martial Arts into a frenzy when he signed a contract to fight under the banner of the flagship UFC brand earlier this month.
So much so that respected UFC commentator Joe Rogan labelled him ‘The Truth’ and issued a chilling warning to the rest of the fighters in the light heavyweight division.
— Joe Rogan (@joerogan) May 25, 2017
In an exclusive interview with Sports Tonight, the former Glory Light Heavyweight champion, who has lived in Dubai for three years and trains at the TKMMA Gym, told us that he will be a bigger star than Conor McGregor, whose fame transcends the UFC.
Joined in studio by two members of his coaching team, the founder of TKMMA Fitness Tam Khan and Ali Fardi, this engrossing interview touches on Saki’s extraordinary stand-up prowess, his thoughts on MMA and the fight game and predictions for Conor McGregor’s hugely anticipated bout with boxing legend Floyd Mayweather. Watch the video below to find out who Saki is tipping!
And here’s an outtake featuring a dead leg for Sports Tonight host Chris McHardy – strictly for your own amusement!
When the @UFC’s Next Big Thing gives you a dead leg (with a tap)… if @chrismchardy19 is anything to go by the light heavyweight division should be very afraid! 🤣😂🤣 . @gokhansaki @tam_khan @alifardiofficial #UFC #GokhanSaki #GokhantheRebel #fight #kickboxing #MMA #champ #dubai #mydubai #UAE #sport @joerogan #fightgame 🥊💪 @sportbible @ladbible @bewarmers
Now watch what he can do when he means it…