Malaysia’s Rising Mixed martial arts star – AGILAN THANI
Tipping the scales at a stunning 139kg, Agilan was the steady focus of spooks from his unpleasant Sentul neighborhood and school, where everybody knew him as the fat kid whose mother had deserted him.
And after that one day, Agilan risked upon a Chinese motion picture called SPL: Sha Po Lang, which featured globally acclaimed performer and military craftsman Donnie Yen.
“In the motion picture, there was a battle scene that got my consideration. It got me entranced with Martial arts.
“I began to investigate the sorts of hand to hand fighting that Donnie Yen honed and got snared on it.”
Agilan, now 22, has never thought back.
He joined a Brazilian jiu-jitsu class in Petaling Jaya and figured out how to lose 10kg out of three months. This accomplishment inspired him to attempt and lose considerably more weight.
When he turned 18, he landed a position filling in as a janitor at the Monarchy MMA rec center on Jalan Raja Chulan in Kuala Lumpur. He was paid RM1,000 a month, and all the rec center instructional courses he needed to join.
By at that point, he had built up an enthusiasm for MMA, a full-contact battle wear, which permits both striking and catching and utilized systems from other battle games and combative techniques.
“I quit fooling around and began to prepare hard in Muay Thai, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, boxing and took after a sound eating regimen. In a half year, I went from 129kg to 93kg.”
Sheer assurance to be the best at his game provoked Agilan, who now keeps up a weight of in the vicinity of 77kg and 84kg, to go out and “move in” to the exercise center at 18.
“I needed to be autonomous and focus on my preparation, so I cleared out home.
“For one year, I used to consider the preparation tangle at the exercise center. I was paid RM1,000 and following a year, I got my very own position in Jalan Ipoh,” he stated, reviewing the choices that prompted him being one of the best MMA warriors in the nation today.
Agilan’s adoration and regard for his dad is self-evident.
“Growing up, he was all I had. All that I think about how to address individuals, how to regard individuals, I learnt from him.”
Agilan was raised without any assistance by his dad after his mom left them when he was just a single. He and his dad, an eatery director, remained in a five-story stroll up level in Bandar Baru Sentul.
While he was certain of his choice to wind up an expert contender and to take up MMA as a vocation ahead of schedule throughout everyday life, Agilan said his dad was not all that persuaded.
“My dad was reluctant at first and said that taking up MMA isn’t a profession as he needed me to take up PC thinks about. Be that as it may, after my wins, he came around and began supporting me.”
Agilan said that if a Donnie Yen motion picture had first motivated him to take up combative techniques, it was presently his dad’s affection and bolster which pushed him to be the best.
“He has dependably been there for me and dealt with me. Presently, I need to offer back to my dad by doing right by him and winning battles.
Battling for grandness
Aside from contending in different competitions sorted out by One Championship competitions, a Singapore-based MMA advancement, Agilan has additionally been to the United States, Thailand and Vietnam for MMA preparing.
His record remains at eight wins – three triple knockouts (TKO) and four entries.
Agilan has turned into a genuine good example for Malaysian youth, and the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) even paid respect to him and his achievements days following his fizzled title offer. Indeed, they co-financed some portion of his preparation camp to California.