UFC star Nad Narimani done with waiting on fights and tables ahead of Hamburg debut against Khalid Taha

BRISTOL UFC star Nad Narimani is sick of waiting on fights and tables as he bides his time for his long-awaited debut.

After grabbing the Cage Warriors’ featherweight title in April 2017, the UFC snapped Narimani up and handed him his debut in March, only for injury to floor his opponent.

 Nad Narimani is fighting for Bristol in Hamburg

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Nad Narimani is fighting for Bristol in Hamburg

After a busy start to his MMA career, Narimani has just three fights in as many years but he insists he has used that time to add to his arsenal – when not helping his dad run the family restaurant.

He told SunSport the family business helps him kill time and make weight as he prepares for Sunday's fight in Germany against 26-year-old Khalid "the Warrior" Taha.

Nad said: “There are pros and cons to not fighting all the time and spells without a fight have allowed time to make huge improvements.

“I am constantly in the gym and my mind is strong.

"Even when I don’t have a fight I train two or three times a day.

Back doing what I do best soon ??#ufchamburg

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“My dad is from Iran and has had Middle-Eastern restaurants for about 30 years and when I wasn’t training or fighting I used to help him.

“I haven’t helped him for a long time now but, if I do, then it’s a bit of front of house stuff, or just going to the cash-and-carry and doing a bit of shopping for him.

“My sister has a couple of restaurants too now, all in Bristol.

"And I understand food, more than just what tastes nice, I know what is good for you and what is not.”

?#champs #nonstopwork

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And it is more than home-cooked food Narimani misses when he travels to California and the Alpha Male gym to train with UFC icons such as Urijah Faber and Cody Garbrandt.

Tearing himself away from his wife and two children – especially chip-off-the-block Enzo, who wants to follow in Dad’s footsteps – fuels his motivation.

He said: “That is probably the hardest part of the sport, being away from your kids and missus but it does allow you to completely focus.

Good afternoon taking a seminar down @a3academybristol , The monkey watching making sure everyone had it down??

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“My little boy is really excited to see me make my UFC debut, he is still only young, almost four now but he understands it all a lot more now.

“He loves fighting himself and was annoyed he could not come out to America with me for this camp because I have taken him out there before to train with me.

“He’ll be staying at home for the fight but my wife is going to come out for it.

"She gets a bit nervous, she sort of watches but doesn’t watch and she is very happy when it is all done and finished.”

Enzo rocking his first Gi ? Thank you @tatamifightwear

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BRISTOL UFC star Nad Narimani is sick of waiting on fights and tables as he bides his time for his long-awaited debut.