UFC star Arjan Bhullar is assured he’ll be capable to put on a turban for his subsequent struggle – after he was unable to in his debut bout.
The Canadian turned the primary Indian-born fighter to win within the UFC after beating Luis Henrique in September.
That victory was overshadowed by the very fact the Sikh MMA ace was NOT allowed to put on the spiritual headware for his ring stroll.
Fighters should put on sponsored clothes however Bhullar, 31, and Reebok had not agreed upon a personalised turban.
He mentioned: “That was the problem we did not foresee heading into the struggle.
“However we acquired along with the corporate after and there is been some nice dialogue. It wanted extra understanding and data of the problem.
“They have been receptive and so long as we attain out forward of time to get that cleared up with the correct individuals we ought to be alright for the subsequent struggle.
“We have additionally reached out to Reebok. This might be an awesome alternative for the corporate to get behind. Reebok and the UFC have each been receptive.
“We’re looking forward to the subsequent struggle that that will not be a difficulty.”
Bhullar represented Canada in wrestling at London 2012.
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The UFC is returning to the capital in March and Bhullar hopes to be on the card.
He was allowed to wear a turban for the Olympics and admits it had a huge effect on Indians worldwide.
Bhullar explained: “At the Olympics I walked out to the opening ceremonies in a turban and Indians around the world were messaging me and feeling the love. It was a unique and special moment.
“I’m hoping to do that now as a fighter and I think the UFC sees the value in that because they want athletes connecting with fans and people.”
Bhullar consulted WWE pal Jinder Mahal before deciding whether to pursue a career in wrestling.
The pair have kept in touch and Mahal was supposed to walk out with Bhullar for his debut UFC fight – only to be stopped by the chaos Hurricane Irma caused.
But that does not mean he will not accompany him next time.
Bhullar said: “We’re good friends so hopefully next time it will work out and, if not, then maybe the one after that.
“That cross promotion makes sense. The WWE guy and the UFC guy, we’re both Indian.
“The WWE lets him walk out in a turban so I’m excited for the UFC to get behind that.”