Raymond Johnny Kurbah who hails from Meghalaya will represent the Northeast in the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is the second time he has been selected to represent the region in the event. However, he is not optimistic about going as he lacks sponsors and finds it difficult to come up with the 2.5 lakhs needed before the 23rd of April,2016.
Despite having no coach, he has excelled in his area. Mixed martial art comprises a combination of boxing, taekwondo, muaithai, jiujitsu and karate.