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    Fell in Love With MMA After a Home Fight: Read Swati Badwal’s Story


    Feb 20, 2023

    Coming from a small district of Uttarakhand’s Chamoli, Swati Badwal got interested in mixed martial arts (MMA) when she had a fight at home. The 20-year-old then followed MMA specialist Angad Bisht on social media. She started training at Angad’s training center in Dehradun but was cornered in the beginning. In 2020, she lost her father because of COVID and her mother wanted her to complete college and get a job.

    Her other family members also didn’t want her to take part in MMA because it is a contact sport. “My grandfather and uncle were worried when they learned that MMA involves punching and kicking. They told me, ‘Nobody will marry you’. What if your face gets banged up?,” she told Times of India.

    However, Swati then brought her mother around and explained the sport to her. Finally, her mother was convinced as she believed Swati could make a career in MMA. Currently pursuing BCom, Swati has an 11-year-old brother and 14-year-old support who love and support her. Swati started training in Dehradun last November.


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