Biography / Wiki
The mixed martial artist, fitness instructor, gym trainer, and entrepreneur Firas Zahabi are best known as the older brother of successful professional MMA and UFC competitor Aiemann Zahabi. Firas Zahabi was raised in Quebec by his parents from Beirut, Lebanon, but before Firas was born, they immigrated to Canada and settled in Montreal.
As a professional Mixed Martial Arts and Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter, his younger brother, Aiemann Zahabi, has gained worldwide renown.
He became the trainer of such prominent professional MMA and UFC champions as Miguel Torres, Rory MacDonald, and Denis Kang after his brief stint as a fighter. In addition, Firas created the ‘timtam.tech’ brand, which provides various tools for fitness and recovery.
Height / Weight / Age
Born on 5th February 1980 Firas Zahabi will turn 43 years old. Zahabi is tall and his height measures 5 feet 9 inches while his weight is 78 kg approximately. As a fitness instructor, he has kept himself in stunning shape and has a muscular body figure with a measurement of 40-30-35.
He wears number 9 in the shoe size and his biceps measure 15 inches. Zahabi has dark brown hair and the color of his eyes is brown.
After starting his athletic career with American football Firas Zahabi soon shifted towards mixed martial arts and then began his training. He worked both as a mixed martial artist and a coach and later started his own business in the same industry as well.
He has earned most of his wealth from his expertise in the mixture of martial arts and from his work as a coach. The total net worth estimated for Firas Zahabi is $650,000 as of now.
Education / Family
Firas Zahabi was born and raised in Quebec, Canada. Zahabi has not revealed any details about his parents but it is known that his father is from Beirut Lebanon. Firas is the brother of Aiemann Zahabi, the popular MMA fighter. After completing his high school graduation Firas attended Concordia University and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy.
|Birth Place||Quebec, Canada|
|Date Of Birth||5 February 1980|
|Height||In Centimetres – 175 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 9″
|Weight||In Kilograms – 78 Kg
In Pounds – 170 lbs
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Profession||Businessman, Mixed Martial artist, and Coach|
|College||Concordia University in Montreal|
|Home Town||Quebec, Canada|
|Fathers Name||Belongs to Beirut City of Lebanon|
|Mothers Name||Name Not Known|
|Brothers||Aiemann Zahabi (Canadian mixed martial artist)|
Career / Fashion And Style
Firas Zahabi was only interested in playing American Football in his early years and he played in his hometown for different amateur teams. However, after watching the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and being influenced by Royce Gracie, he shifted his attention to martial arts in 1998, particularly jiu-jitsu.
He finally began training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Coach Angelo Exeherako in 2000 and received his blue belt after only six months of training. Angelo had to leave his coaching job shortly afterward, so Firas was invited to substitute him at the TriStar Gym, a mixed martial arts training center based in Le Triangle Borough in Montreal.
He took up the job and began to seek a career as a head coach and instructor. In 2007, the Canadian professional kickboxer and actor Conrad Plas, who was the gym’s founder and director, agreed to hand the company over to Firas.
He became the mentor of George Saint Pierre, a professional UFC welterweight champion, during the same year. Four years later, under John Danaher, Firas earned his black belt. Firas has been working as a coach since then and has been focusing on his business as well.
Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife, and More
Now married to his long-time girlfriend Melissa Gendron, she and Firas have three children, two sons Ayman Zahabi and Noah Zahabi, and a daughter Alissa Dean Zahabi. Presently, Firas and his family reside in Montreal.
|Children||Son – Noah Zahabi and Ayman Zahabi
Daughter – Alissa Dean Zahabi
Here we provide you the list of Firas Zahabi’s favorite things.
|Favorite Mixed martial artist||Connor McGregor|
|Favorite Boxer||Muhammad Ali|
|Favorite Holiday Destinations||Spain|
|Favorite Food||Non-veg food, Chicken, Crabs & Beef|
|Favorite Things To Do||Fitness, Gyming & Traveling|
Some Interesting Facts About Firas Zahabi
- His greatest influence and motivation for his life was Muhammad Ali.
- Together with Joe Rogan, American Actor, Host & Commentator, he also appeared in the interview video.
- Zahabi also trained Georges St-Pierre, the former UFC welterweight champion.
- In the UFC industry, he has also coached Rory MacDonald and several other prominent fighters.
- His brother, Aiemann Zahabi, tied the knot with Sylva Mouralian, his partner.
- They have blessed the twin daughters together.
- Zahabi graduated from the University of Canada with a degree in Philosophy.
- Firas currently fights in the Bantamweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).