Above, the pool area...........below, the first floor apartments occupied by the fighters and trainers.......
Our fighters will temporarily leave their new home in Kota Damansara for Kota Bharu tonight to attend the Contender Asia II Malaysian Qualifier. Most of them will be fighting in the undercard fights.
Right next to the apartments where our fighters and trainers stay, is the jungle, with monkeys & beruk's'! And a diverted stream flows right outside their bedroom windows. You can hear the gurgling stream and crickets when you sleep, I'm sure our boys feel right at home when they close their eyes at night, well hopefully anyway! Then we have Mail, Zeri and Bernard (the true kampung boys) checking out the 'ikan haruan' in the stream. Their daily conversation besides fight tactics is how to get at the 'ikan haruan'. 'Pasang taut' and all sorts of 'pukat'.
Most nights around 10pm after a long day training, the fighters go for a swim in the pool to relax their aching muscles and to cool down. Here's a warning, never, I repeat never, go for a swim with these guys. They take great pleasure in 'drowning' people..........just for fun...........so it's probably wiser to watch from a far!
Mail and Amin getting ready for the 9km jog to the gym.The fighters do this twice a day!!!