“Why do you do what you do?” I asked Mehrdad Janzemini. “I fight to challenge myself, but I get hotties on the side, of course” he replied. What did I realistically expect from the infamous sex pest of UKMMA?
I first met Mehrdad in June. He was cornering team mate Dan Vinni at an event I was part of. He was quietly spoken, but had a devious devilment in his eyes. I’d seen the YouTube of his pro debut where he took apart his opponent on Fury 15 only a month earlier, so knew the kid had potential. However, I’d not yet been treated to the full savageness of his social media onslaught. Fast forward six months and I was sat in a coffee shop in West London with the man himself as he was telling me about his recent trips abroad to train, interspersed with tales of various intimate encounters, much to the clear embarrassment of the ‘soccer mom’ type on the table next to us. This is the world of Mehrdad. Striking, grappling and hitting it from the back. Every young man’s dream.