ONE Middleweight and Gentle Heavyweight World Champion “The Burmese Python” Aung La N Sang is without doubt one of the most gifted blended martial artists on the earth. However you don’t have to inform Ali Abdelaziz twice.
The Dominance MMA Founder runs the primary sports activities company for blended martial arts athletes in the US, and has among the most prolific names signed beneath his banner together with Khabib Nurmagomedov, Henry Cejudo, Kamaru Usman, and Justin Gaethje.
he undoubtedly has an eye fixed for expertise. That a lot is definite.
Abdelaziz was all praises for Aung La final week, when he made headlines, revealing he can be bringing a handful of his Dominance MMA athletes to ONE Championship.
“I believe the expertise at ONE Championship can compete with different expertise globally. They will compete with some other promotion,” stated Abdelaziz.
“I believe Asian fighters at present are very completely different. They journey overseas, they prepare wrestling, they prepare Karate, they prepare Jiu-Jitsu, they prepare kickboxing. And I believe they’re very well-rounded fighters.”
The Florida-based Aung La is arguably the most important identify in Asian blended martial arts. Moreover holding two ONE World Titles, Aung La enjoys large fame in his residence nation of Myanmar, much like the type of fame legendary boxer Manny Pacquiao enjoys in his native Philippines.
At any time when Aung La steps foot on Myanmar soil, he’s immediately swarmed by a throng of followers ready to greet him on the airport. He’s a sports activities icon with a rockstar following. That type of expertise and celeb is a uncommon gem in blended martial arts, based on Abdelaziz.
“You watch somebody like Aung La N Sang (ONE Middleweight and Gentle Heavyweight World Champion), he’s an unbelievable fighter. He trains in Florida. He has unbelievable expertise and trains with Kamaru Usman, who’s considered one of my shoppers. He informed me how nice (Aung La) is. I consider he’s probably the greatest middleweights on the earth at present,” stated Abdelaziz.
“I believe Aung La may be very underrated. I believe he generally is a champion in any promotion.”
ONE Championship has an elite roster of well-known names within the martial arts business, together with American regulars Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson, “The Underground King” Eddie Alvarez, and Karate world champion “Tremendous” Sage Northcutt.
However the group additionally boasts of homegrown heroes reminiscent of Singapore’s Angela Lee, the Philippines’ Eduard Folayang, and Vietnamese-Australian Martin Nguyen.
Abdelaziz believes that apart from Aung La, martial arts expertise in ONE Championship can rival any promotion on the earth, and that it’s solely a matter of time earlier than they’re acknowledged for what they’ll do within the ring.
“There’s simply a lot expertise in ONE Championship that hasn’t been found but. I believe you’re going to see a variety of these fighters turn out to be extra fashionable once they get to the American stage. However Asia is international and it’s enormous additionally,” stated Abdelaziz.
“There are not any simple fights in ONE Championship. Anyone can beat anyone on any given day. The competitors is so shut and so excessive, it’s really very unbelievable.”
Revealed 04 Aug 2020, 11:44 IST