Smajic now P4P no.1: ‘I started training 4 years ago to lose weight, now I’m best in the world’

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Heavyweight amateur contender Irman Smajic began his mixed martial arts training just four years ago when he decided it was time to fight obesity, weighing in excess of 300lbs. Today he is the number-1 ranked athlete in IMMAF’s official pound-for-pound rankings, following his latest gold medal…

Smajic becomes first Men’s competitor to win IMMAF gold in two weight divisions

Sweden’s Irman Smajic became the first Men’s competitor to win a championship gold medal in two separate weight divisions when he triumphed at the 2017 IMMAF European Open Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. Smajic, who had previously earned European Open silver as a Heavyweight (-265lbs) in both 2015 and 2016, achieved his…

265lb World Champion joins 19-year-old prodigy in European Open Super-Heavyweight bracket

Pictured above: IMMAF World Heavyweight Champion Irman Smajc  Amateur Super-Heavyweight Atanas Krastanov (pictured below, right) emerged at last year’s IMMAF European Open Championships and took home the gold medal at just 19 years of age. The 280lb Bulgarian returns this year to defend his title on home soil at the 2017…

Heavyweight World Champion Irman Smajic Targets Super-Heavyweight Challenge

Above: IMMAF World Heavyweight Champion Irman Smajic, photo by Jorden Curran Reigning IMMAF World Heavyweight Amateur Champion Irman Smajic has revealed to IMMAF.org that he plans to take on new challenges in 2017 by joining the +265lb Super-Heavyweight division. The Swedish Heavyweight conquered IMMAF’s 2016 World Championships in Las Vegas with an…