Getting to know: David Khalsa

 “When I first moved to Kiddy the other kids used to call me ‘Indian In The Cupboard’, it used to make me so angry; it’s the wrong sort of bloody Indian for starters….”

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Battle Arena 44: The Review

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First of all, apologies, Battle Arena fans; my review is usually out within 24-36 hours of the event, this one has taken a lot longer to write. I always try to stay objective when writing about MMA. What the athletes (& promoters) put into events deserves nothing but respect and admiration, so I always do my utmost to convey that gratitude in what I write, especially when dealing with amateur fighters who do this for the love of the sport. I haven’t felt that I’ve been able to be objective since Saturday night, when halfway through a fantastic event, a small number of ‘attendees’ (for want of a stronger phrase) didn’t think through their actions. As those who know me can attest to, I’m not a fighter; but my temper was tested more than it has been in a while, so I needed to calm down to make sure that what I write is put down correctly and not purely out of annoyance.

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Preview: Battle Arena 44

Where are you going to be on Saturday night? I’m heading to Edgbaston Cricket Stadium in Birmingham to watch some of the best young prospects in UK MMA progress along the Battle Arena conveyor belt, honing their skills as they prepare for the professional ranks.

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Preview: MMA Battle Arena 43

They’re baaaaaack! The UK’s purely amateur promotion, MMA Battle Arena are returning for their 43rd instalment, and this time they’re taking the city of Oxford by storm. What treats have they got in store for you this time? You may ask. Well, let me give you a run down.

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Review: MMA Battle Arena 42

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The weekend is over and the dust has settled on standout amateur promotion MMA Battle Arena’s 42nd show. This was the one that they said was their ‘big show of the year’, so the pressure was on. We were in attendance to see if they succeeded.

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EXCLUSIVE: MMA Battle Arena announces new ‘team format’ for 2017

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As ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus once said “change is the only constant in life”. Today MMA Battle Arena have exclusively revealed to Addicted OTR that they’re about to change things up, introducing a new format for 2017.

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Preview: MMA Battle Arena 42 – Night of Champions

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MMA Battle Arena returns to action this weekend with what will arguably be the biggest night of amateur MMA in the UK this year. Featuring no less than seven title fights, this mega event is split into three separate sections, covering off every wish and desire of the fight fans in attendance.

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Review: MMA Battle Arena 41 – Part 2

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Continuing from part one.

Six fights to go, ladies and gents. I deliberately finished part one on fight eight, as I wanted fight nine to head up this part of the review. It won’t be a long write up, but hopefully will compliment the Battle Arena You Tube video of this, which doesn’t really do the finish justice. Anyway, on with the review.

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