We’d like to introduce you to professional MMA fighter Mukai Maromo. Known as the Afrikan Assassin (formerly the Afrikan Warrior), Mukai spent his early years in Zimbabwe but fights in Canada. “Growing up in Zimbabwe was very structured and focused primarily on education and self-development,” says Mukai “Not having to worry about working as a teenager allowed me to commit 100% to my studies and athletic endeavours.”
As a knockout artist, Mukai is known for his technical demeanour and began his career as a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter 8 years ago in 2007. Intrigued by the challenge, Mukai pursued a professional fighting career because “life is about change and growth, so when we challenge ourselves, we not only grow, but we become better as individuals.”
To keep in shape, Mukai’s typically trains 2 to 3 times a day, with one session focused on martial arts, like Muay Thai, Brazilian Ju-Jitsu or Wrestling. The other training session is aimed at improving his strength and conditioning. Mukai’s diet consists of eating 4 to 5 meals a day, which are breakfast, post-workout meal, lunch, post-workout meal and dinner.
Mukai has competed in numerous leagues across North America, including the K1 Global, Maximum Fighting Championship, Aggression Fighting Championship, Score Fight Series, King of the Cage, and Shindo Kumate. He is scheduled to make his debut in the World Series of Fight (WSOF) in June 2015.
Mukai’s most memorable match was his second fight with Adam Lynn. “It was a challenging fight against, who I consider to be, the best opponent I have faced to date, and came in with a Knockout win.” Watch the memorable fight here:
Professional fighting has taught Mukai that “win or lose, the most important thing in life is to bring forward your best performance, and take something positive away from every experience.” When asked about his future plans, Mukai would like to own a fitness studio or Muay Thai gym, as well as a successful Marketing and Advertising agency.
Keep up with Mukai and his fighting career: