Former two-tier ONE world champion ‘Burmese python’ Aung La N Sang Know a thing or two about holding the belt simultaneously in multiple weight classes. The 36-year-old mixed martial artist previously held the ONE light heavyweight and middleweight world champion at the same time.
So when defending two-division ‘Dutch Knight’ champion Reinier de Ridder stepped back into the Circle to defend his middleweight title against welterweight king Kiamrian Abbasov, Aung La believed his long-time rival Your year will have a hard time hanging on to your 185-pound belt. .
Aung La N Sang has boldly stated that Abbasov will let de Ridder down, win the middleweight world belt and become the first man to make his mark on The Dutch Knight’s professional record.
Aung La N Sang told ONE Championship in a recent interview:
“I think Kiamran has the tools, the tools to beat Reinier. And I don’t think he’s unqualified for middleweight. People won’t believe me, but I think Kiamran has a very, very good chance to beat him. Reinier. I think it will end in a knockout.”
Reinier de Ridder defends his ONE middleweight world title against Kiamrian Abbasov in the main event of ONE: Full Circle, broadcast live from the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Friday, February 25.
Aung La N Sang is determined to reclaim lost glory, ready to face de Ridder or Abbasov for the title.
The ‘Burmese python’ has tunnel vision at this time. The only thing that matters to the Burmese-American superstar is regaining the middleweight title. It doesn’t matter if it’s Kiamrian Abbasov or Reinier de Ridder who will keep it at the end of the night.
“I am telling you, man, he will lose to Abbasov. Style makes fights and I want that belt back.”
If indeed he has to face de Ridder again, Aung La N Sang says the third fight between them will be completely different as there is an important correction in the camp.
“The right training partner, the right training partner. It’s hard to find a training partner like that Reinier guy, you know. So that’s why I’m having some problems, but we’ll fix all of that. I’m going to do a big run. You will see. I mean, and it starts on February 25th. I know what I’m capable of. I know what I can do in the gym, you know? And I worked very, very hard. So, you know, the fans are enjoying themselves. “
Aung La N Sang herself also returned to compete at ONE: Full Circle to face arch-enemy and former middleweight world champion Vitaly Bigdash.
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