First Sikh UFC fighter to wear turban before match || SV
- Edited by THE TIMES OF INDIA
- Apr 05, 2018
The first Sikh Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter Arjan Singh Bhullar, who hails from Vancouver (Canada), has entered into a partnership with the National Sikh Campaign(NSC) to use his event to increase awareness and education about the Sikhs in the US and to increase the interest and representation of the Indian community in sports. The NSC founder, Rajwant Singh, told TOI on Wednesday that Bhullar would sport his turban during his walk to the ring for his fight with Polish fighter Adam Wieczorek in Glendale, Arizona, scheduled to be held on Baisakhi (April 14).
He said that Arjan was in Phoenix, Arizona, one month prior to his upcoming bout because he intended to deliver much more than a victory. He visited several places, including gurdwaras, to reach out to the community, said Rajwant. He said not only Arjan’s partnership with the NSC would help in increasing awareness about the Sikh identity and their turban but the fighter also desired to increase interest and representation of the Indian community and other South Asians in the sport.