Shuriken Fight Series, New Zealand's premier mixed martial arts promotion, will be back entertaining fans on March 6.
The promotions owner and head of Shuriken MMA, Jason Vorster, recently sat down with Tony Robb of Combat TV for a one-on-one interview and gave fans an update on why Shuriken MMA has moved locations and what he has planned for 2021.
"Lucky enough, we had to move because we have been so busy. So although the gym was nice, we sort of outgrew the space. So touch wood, we're very blessed, I'm very blessed, the gym is doing well. We've moved to a bigger, better venue, and everyone's onboard, so we are very excited, very happy, " Vorster said.
Anyone who has been to a Shuriken event knows that as well seeing well matched fights, often they are also getting the first look at our future MMA stars. Vorster's shows have featured a who's of who of NZ MMA with names such as Israel Adesanya, John Brewin, and Ev Ting competing on his cards.
Shuriken shows provide a pathway for up and coming talent to begin their journey to the world stage, and a night out to an SFS event is a must-do for any local combat sports fan. However, a promoter's life is never easy, and Vorster has experienced both the ups and downs of event promotion.
" Like any promoter, we promote shows, and that's how we make a living. You win some; you lose some, you win-win, you lose-lose, it just depends. Everybody wants to be there for the wins, but nobody understands the losses you take, " he commented.
Thankfully, with Covid not currently running wild in the community ( fingers crossed it remains that way), our MMA fighters can look forward to a busy year with plenty of upcoming fight nights on the horizon.
We've got grassroots here on February 27. We're busy and gearing up our winter warrior finale in early March, and we've got a big show on March 6, SFS 9.
" We're fortunate to be in a position compared to the rest of the world where we can still all train and hold shows and do everything. We're supporting XFC. XFC are coming back in April and Born To Fight with Vahid in April, as well. So there are a lot of shows, there's a lot of fighters and a lot of opportunities for fighters, as opposed to most countries, so I think we're in a good position. "
Check out the full interview in the link below.
Written by Michael Clifton
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