One of Asia’s finest lightweight martial artists today, Singaporean Muay Thai champion Amir Khan suffers from Tourette Syndrome, a neurological disorder that causes involuntary muscle tics and spasms. As a result, he was picked on and bullied growing up.
Fortunately, he discovered Muay Thai, and fell in love with ‘the art of eight limbs’ instantly. What’s more, he found that training actually helped him to focus and overcome his disorder, and he turned out to be a legitimate prospect. After winning his first few bouts, Khan moved to the United States to attend high school in Louisiana, where he began cross-training in wrestling and Brazilian jiu-jitsu under BJJ black belt Relson Gracie.
Upon returning to Singapore in 2014, Khan joined Evolve MMA and became a part of the famed team there. He then signed for ONE Championship that same year, and has since accumulated several highlight-reel finishes, highlighting his immense talent and growing skills. In fact, he owns both the most knockouts and finishes in ONE history, and feels he is ready to challenge for the ONE Lightweight World Championship in short order.