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Every Friday evening in Dubai's bustling Deira district, a sandy lot is transformed into the ring of champions.Others watch in rapture, breaking out in cheers at decisive moments in the match.On this evening, Kala Pehlwan finds himself overpowered – and faced with a challenge.'I'm famous'Kala Pehlwan, 26, huddled with friends and came up with a plan.Two days later, AFP met Kala Pehlwan at his workplace, Dubai's gleaming Waterfront Market.The stalls bore the names of Emirati owners, but South Asians were the face of the market.This is where he learned about the kushti matches when he arrived in Dubai six years ago. The brawny fighter entered the delivery area, crossing paths with his mentor, Mohammed Iqbal, who was pushing a cart of fish.kushti, no life Kala Pehlwan said kushti is a way of life back in Muzaffargarh.For Kala Pehlwan and many of his friends, Dubai is a temporary stage in life – a place to save cash before returning home.fighting in anger' Iqbal wrestled for more than two decades in Dubai before passing the torch to the next generation, whom he takes the time to train each evening before work.
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