He’s wrestled for Canada within the Olympic, Commonwealth and Pan American Video games, however Richmond’s Arjan Bhullar is celebrating his largest win but.
On Saturday, the B.C. born fighter was topped One Championship Mixed Martial Arts Champion after defeating reigning heavyweight king Brandon Vera with a second-round TKO.
“You visualize it, you intend for it, you practice for it, however when it occurs there’s no feeling prefer it. Champ. That’s for all times, that stays child,” Bhullar informed International Information.
“All of these (wrestling) milestones have been important, large moments in my life, however each single one led to this. It was actually a lifetime of labor, The aim has all the time been to be a world champion and that’s what this implies. It’s an incredible feeling for my household, for my self, for neighborhood, for Richmond-born and raised — ah, man, it’s superior.”
Bhullar has represented the maple leaf many occasions, within the ONE Championship he made the choice to spotlight his Indian heritage.
Together with his victory, he grew to become the primary MMA champion of Indian descent, and he mentioned he’s hoping to encourage extra champions from the nation he feels a detailed household relationship to.
“When it got here to the combat recreation, look, we had our GSP (Georges St-Pierre), we had our Carlos Newton UFC champs,” he mentioned.
“Again dwelling (in India) that is going to be large, this provides hope that that is attainable, that’s what this actually means. There’s going to be so many extra champions coming down the pipe, as soon as they see that is attainable.”
Bhullar mentioned the win was notably essential now, as India is being ravaged by COVID-19.
“I believe the timing couldn’t have been higher by way of giving that hope and giving that positivity and giving distraction from the tough actuality on the bottom.”
So what’s subsequent for the world champion, now that he’s hit the top?
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Don’t be stunned in case you see Bhullar within the professional wrestling ring, both with WWE or AEW — each of whom he mentioned he’s in talks with.
Wherever his profession takes him from right here, Bhullar mentioned Saturday’s win can by no means be taken from him — and from the youth he hopes to encourage.
“I by no means had this, rising up the place I might say hey, ‘that man’s a world champion, he seems like me, talks like me, he’s grown up with the identical values,” he mentioned.
“If I can do this now for another person it should simply multiply and multiply by way of success and positivity on this world. And what else is life about besides residing loopy experiences and leaving it somewhat higher than if you bought right here?”
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