All About Senegalese Laamb Wrestling
UFC Senegalese Style All About Africa Favorite Sport Senegalese Laamb Wrestling
The marabout in Muslim Africa is believed to have supernatural power. The wrestling competition has many mystical rituals, which are supposed to instill bravery into the wrestler and fear into his opponent. The mystical ritual ceremonies are to ward off bad luck before each fight.
The winner is whoever puts his opponent on the ground, whether on his back, butt, stomach, or a combination of hands and knees. When a Laamb wrestler losses he openly mourns and weeps about his loss.
However, Africa sports especially Laamb wrestling has evolved into a widely televised, money-making event and its champions have rock star status.
Becoming a popular wrestler, king of the arena, and making money are why so many young men who are unable to attend school practice wrestling for hours a day.
Muhammad “Tyson” Ndao was one of Senegal’s first wrestling superstars, who fought in the category of heavy and super-heavy fighters of 1995 to 2002.