Irfan Khan, professionally known as ‘The Inferno’, is a Mumbai based MMA fighter and celebrity personal trainer, with a career spanning over two decades. Currently holding an MMA fight record of 8-5, Irfan has fought for the Indian colours both inland and abroad on many occasions. He has won the National Kickboxing and MuayThai champion four times and was the International MuayThai/Kickboxing champion for three consecutive years. He has participated in the first fighting reality show in India, Super Fight League (SFL) and was honoured with the title of ‘The Best Fighter of Asia MMA’ by Fight Sport Asia’s 2013 Asian MMA Awards. Irfan was the official coach of Maharashtra for National Federation Cup 2016 in Muay Thai, as well as official coach from AIMMA Maharashtra State (2016 & 2017).
Irfan has been featured in documentaries like ‘Bloodspot’, which was selected for screening at the World Film Festival, Estonia 2014; ‘Meri Life Meri Choice’ (Channel V) ‘Fighting for a dream’– Desi Beat Down; as well as performed Mix Martial Arts demonstration for Nach Baliye finale in 2014.
In the year 2018, Irfan and the Fight Elite MMA academy were sponsored by Reebok India, with many events co-curated to spread MMA and fitness awareness in India, with fight nights, demo classes and activations across Mumbai. His personal training clients include Zareen Khan, Randeep Hooda and Shahid Kapoor.