Amin Ayoub earned the biggest victory of his career last Thursday at BRAVE CF 44, by brutally knocking out Cleiton ‘’Predator, and becoming the new Lightweight world champion for the fastest-growing MMA organization on the globe. Ecstatic after the win, ‘’Fierceness’’ spoke about his feelings in becoming a world champ and the hard and long camp to get to fight night.
Ayoub detailed how the covid-19 situation put some of his training on hold, but he was happy and felt ‘’blessed’’ to be able to fight and earn a championship in these trying times.
‘’You know, because of covid-19, there was a lockdown in France, and we were supposed to fight Luan Santiago before. And then all these things happened, and I had to keep my eye on the prize throughout. But our camp was very good for this fight and I knew Cleiton would be tired, and I would be able to capitalize on it’’.
As several new title challengers arise to perhaps maintain the curse of the Lightweight division, who has yet to be defended successfully, Ayoub is not focused on anyone particularly.
‘’I know we have several people that can fight for the title now. You have Sam Patterson, who knocked out Felipe Silva, Rolando Dy fought well and beat John Brewin, we also have Ahmed Amir coming off lots of wins. But now I need to enjoy this, I feel good, I feel like a king, and the king is waiting for people to come to his throne’’.