PFC Strawweight Champion Muhammad Imran grew up as the youngest of eight children, and was inspired by his father’s incredible work ethic despite being paralyzed by polio. After his father passed away due to cancer, the family lived hand-to-mouth, with his brothers doing manual labor to pay the bills.
However, he found his calling in martial arts when he was 10 years old, after he visited Pakido Gym with his brother who trained there. Impressed by Imran’s passion, the coach allowed him to train for free, and he still sharpens his skills there to this day. Imran was diligent in his training and learned many styles of martial arts, including Kyokushin and Shotokan Karate. He competed frequently at the state and provincial level, earning many accolades in the striking arts.
However, in 2006, his gym began to change its focus to the cage, and Muhammad threw himself into submission grappling. He proved to be a natural talent, and won three national titles and the PFC Strawweight Championship before making his debut on the global stage with ONE Championship.