Rising Welterweight fighter Varun Sanyal recently appeared on a podcast and revealed a lot of details of his training, life and more.
Varun Sanyal, based in London, has been one of the promising MMA fighters. He recently competed at the 2023 IMMAF World Championships that took place at the Tirana Olympic Parktake place in Tirana, Albania, from 20th to 25th November.
Varun Sanyal shares his thoughts on Indian MMA coaches
Speaking on The Sham Sharma Podcast, Varun Sanyal named some reputed MMA coaches in India. He went on to name Siddhart Singh and Ashwin Hoon.
“For example Siddhart Singh and Ashwin Hoon. They’re definitely MMA coaches. For example Siddhart Singh is Anshul Jubli’s coach right? He’s a brown belt in Jiu-Jitsu if I’m not wrong. He has like 15 years of Muay Tha experience and of course, he’s taken you know a kid from Uttarakhand and he’s taken him to the UFC. So he obviously knows what he’s doing.”
He then spoke about Ashwin Hoon. Sanyal said: “He’s in Warriors Cove in Delhi. He’s actually who I train under whenever I’m out there. He’s very good like you know he’s a good Brown Belt, he’s got good knowledge.”
He then added:
“There’s also I don’t know if he’s on the panelist list but his name is Mohit Chaul. He’s also very good he’s a Purple Belt, he’s got some striking experience himself, runs the combat lab out in Delhi. So yeah there are definitely guys out there who uh well on this panel as well as in India in general who have MMA experience now and are now starting to just bring back that Knowledge from overseas.”
Later during the podcast, Varun Sanyal also talked about world-class Indian wrestlers who haven’t made the cut to the Indian contingent and have gone separate ways pursuing stereotypical jobs.
Varun Opens Up About the impact of MFN
In the show, he reveals that MFN (Matrix fight night) is one of the best pay masters in the region. And how they are helping young fighters to make an career in MMA. He talked about training with MFN star Chungreng Koren.
Check out the podcast below:
Highlights of Varun’s Career
At the 2023 IMMAF World Championships, Varun finished his campaign with a couple of victories and one loss, and was ultimately placed in the top eight position. On the opening day, Varun registered a split decision win over South African Liam Schulze, followed by a unanimous decision victory against Angolan fighter Pedro Calembela on Day 2. His only defeat in the tournament was against Zé Machado of Portugal on Day 3.