There are very few welterweights in Europe with a better resume than Polish fighter Daniel Skibinski. Just recently completing his contract under the Babilon MMA banner, Skibinski is ready to showcase his skills under bigger and brighter lights. We know the future holds bright things for Skibinski, but what path did he come to get here?
Path to MMA
The sport has been in Daniel Skibinski’s blood from a very young age. The best in the world start young and improve their skills every day. “I started wrestling-training when I was ten. At first, it was fun, then I trained almost every day. I loved competing in every format. I started MMA training from 2012-2013, as an amateur. In 2013, I quit my job, moved to Poznań, and started training at Ankos MMA. Later there was the MMA program and the first professional fights,” Skibinski told MMA Sucka.
Ankos MMA is located in Poznan, Poland, which is about three hours west of Poland’s capital city of Warsaw. The team has been home to many fighters such as former KSW champion and UFC veteran Norman Parke, former KSW champion Borys Mankowski, and UFC’s Makhmud Muradov.
Becoming One of Poland’s Best
Becoming one of Poland’s top welterweights is not easy. Arguably, the country’s most-stacked division is its welterweight division. Daniel Skibinski has done just that but with the help of teammates, coaches, and family. “What I am as a fighter and a person now is the merit of many people who surrounded me throughout my life. All the coaches, from the wrestling career to those with whom I had the opportunity to work in MMA. A lot of fighters with whom I trained and followed. Of course, there are also my relatives who support me all the time,” stated Skibinski.
What’s Next For Poland’s Young Star?
Currently riding a 10-fight winning streak and stream-rolling through Babilon MMA, what is next for Poland’s stout welterweight? “I am the Master of the Babilon MMA organization in the 77 kg (170lbs) category since 2018. However, my cooperation with this organization has just ended. Currently, I am looking for bigger challenges in other organizations. All the time I am trying to get involved in the largest organization in the world – the UFC. This is my goal now. I feel like I’m ready!” said Skibinski.
Polish MMA is set for an absolute breakout year in 2021. There are a handful of talented fighters from and based-in the country that are ready to shine under the big, bright lights. Daniel Skibinski is one of those fighters we will see elevate their status in 2021 and become a future commodity for the UFC in the future.
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