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Thani Pens Emotional Tribute To Monarchy MMA Amid Departure

Agilan “Alligator” Thani spent nearly nine years with Monarchy MMA in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. But on Friday, 29 May, he announced he is leaving the storied gym to embark on the next phase of his mixed martial arts career.

“I still remember my first day at Monarchy MMA, training in that small room in a condo with my first-ever coach, Samir Noury Mrabet, alongside the Subba brothers, Keanu and Gianni,” Thani wrote.

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???? ???????????????????? ????????'???? ???????????????????? ???????????????? ???? ???????????????????????????????????????? ???????????? ???????? ???????????? ????????????????????.. ???????? ???????????? ???????????? ???????? ???? ???????????? ????????????????????, ???? ???????????????? ???????????????????????? ???????? ???????????? ???????????? ???????????????? ???????????????? ???? ???????????????? ???????????????????????????????????????? ???????????? ???????? ???????????????? ???????????? ???????????????? ???????????????????????????????? ???????????? ????????????… I would just like to take this moment and really thank each and everyone of the people in the gym from the students to fans to coach's, staffs and the bosses.. I really love @monarchymma from the bottom of my heart but I think I have reached a point in my career and life to see what is next for me, I m 24 and turning 25 on August it's been 9 years I have been with them and I had nothing but great memories. I still remember my first day at @monarchymma training in that small room in a condo with my first ever coach @samirflexi along side the subba Brothers @keanusubba and @giannisubba and my first ever pro event when I saw my coach @samirflexi fight against Steven durr on 13 of October 2013 that day I have decided this is what I m going to do for the rest of my life.. From winning my first ever mma bout with coach samir and @kyhc, by my side and to winning my first ever mma title in @mimma_fc along side coach samir, @amiralli.naseri And @joaopaulo_bjj4life. The rest was all history from there on of course I can't forget to thank the coaches who had my back since my first pro bout in @onechampionship Starting with @bruninhobbjj @coachkhan_nz then to my brother @conrado.roveri who has Allways taught me a lot until this day and my brother @dimitricerberes for Allways having faith in me And also I connot forget to thank my brothers @mehdi.bk88 @mostafaradi @shemrockbjj and many more, u guys have given me the push and have been there for a prt of my career. It's a bitter pill to swallow but I want to personally venture out on my own to see what I can find out for my self so I can bring it with me into the bright lights of @onechampionship and also my life. Lastly love to all of the people in Monarchy MMA Without a great team there is no great athlete and u guys have done ur part and I hope I have done enough ????????????????????❤️❤️❤️

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“It’s a bitter pill to swallow, but I want to personally venture out on my own to see what I can find out for myself, so I can bring it with me into the bright lights of ONE Championship and also my life.”

Thani thanked his past coaches, teammates, and students in the heartfelt tribute to Monarchy MMA.

The post is an example of the Malaysian welterweight’s integrity. Now, the talented athlete is ready for the next chapter of his professional career.

Read more: Agilan Thani’s Transformation From Bullied Overweight Teen To Malaysian Hero