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Jason Solomon: Friday Fighter of the Week

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There was a time when Jason Solomon wore a suit and clocked in at a regular nine-to-five banking job. Today, Jason Solomon is one of the biggest names in Indian MMA. A graduate in business management and international marketing, Jason is, today, one of the most recognisable faces in India’s burgeoning competitive MMA circuit.

Jason Solomon has been ever present in Indian MMA ever since the Super Fight League came to India in 2012. He holds a pro MMA record of 8-3-0. One of the biggest stars of Super Fight League he went undefeated for a long time and his charisma and technique made him a fan favourite, with his moniker “Delhi Don” chanted every time he stepped onto the ring.

Jason Solomon

All was going great for Jason until his fight with Amitesh Chaubey where he lost via knockout in 9 seconds. Jason Solomon became an overnight sensation after a video of his fight against Amitesh Chaubey hit the internet.

Jason Solomon wasn’t demoralized by a loss

The video’s virality was largely due to Jason’s pre-fight antics, and, after being shared by the likes of Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Mike Tyson, racked up over nine million hits. Despite the criticism and being a viral sensation for something many would call embarrassing, Solomon wasn’t deterred. He addressed the loss in an interview with thecitizen.in.

“The humiliation was stinging but I took it positively. The fighting legends of the world know my name, they probably don’t remember the winner’s name. I was an overnight celebrity, and I’m the one everyone’s talking about.“It only inspired me to work harder and train better so that even after the next fight, the whole world would talk about me but in a different light. It’s easy to make fun of someone behind a computer screen but all those who mocked me will never have the courage to take that chance and step into the ring to fight. So I laughed along and moved on.”

Who will he fight next?

Since the loss, Jason Solomon went on a 4 fight win streak in SFL with all of his wins coming by submission. He is now currently fighting in Indian MMA promotion Matrix Fight Night where he last fought Pawan Maan. Between rounds, Solomon’s corner waved off the contest stating that the fighter had broken his wrist. It was an unfortunate end for Jason. Now he has set his sights on Dhruv Chaudhary and Anshul Jubli as two opponents he would like to fight next at MFN 5.

A charismatic persona and a fierce fighter in the cage, Jason’s also a strong ambassador for the sport and we hope to see him fighting very soon.

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