Korean news outlet JoongAng Daily -- delivered to my doorstep every morning -- reports that Sheikh Mohammed Al-Thani of Qatar intends to compete in an MMA tournament scheduled for Seoul, South Korea, on June 7.
This won't be the first time Arabic royalty has gotten involved in combat sports: The highly regarded Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) was instituted by Sheikh Tahnoon Bin Zayed Al Nahyan in the United Arab Emirates in 1998. Sheikh Tahnoon studied Brazilian jiu-jitsu in San Diego while attending college.
Al-Thani's training regimen is a mystery, but he's on Facebook. That shouldn't surprise me, and yet it does.