Today it was announced that undefeated Syrian heavyweight Jarjis ‘Man Mountain’ Danho (6-0, 1 NC) has signed a multi-fight contract with the UFC. The 31-year-old knockout artist had previously competed for the Desert Force promotion in Jordan in addition to various events in his home country Germany.
No date has been set for the six-foot-three, 275-pounder to debut in the Octagon it is expected
that he will make his first appearance in the first quarter of 2016. In the meantime Jarjis will continue to train at Hammers Team in Nuremberg,Germany under the tutelage of head coach Gabriel Tampu.
Danho, a Syrian refugee, commented “Signing with the UFC is something I can tell my grandchildren about. It will hopefully encourage all of my countrymen that even a poor little refugee from Syria can make it. Hard work and perseverance goes a long way. How far I can go? I don’t know, but sure as hell I am pumped to test myself against those big stars that I only knew from television.”
We will keep you up to date on his first match up as soon as it is announced.