Rodtang, who holds the title of ONE flyweight Muay Thai world champion, is still unbeaten in all of the Muay Thai and kickboxing contests that he has competed in under the auspices of the world’s greatest martial arts organization. He has racked up 12 wins in Muay Thai and two wins in kickboxing.
“The Iron Man” has eliminated the other major names and challengers in the weight class, including Jonathan Haggerty, Walter Goncalves, Petchdam Petchyindee, Danial Williams, and Edgar Tabares, and is now the undisputed king of the weight class.
The 26-year-old Thai superstar showed that he isn’t scared of pushing himself to the limit and exploring things that are outside of his comfort zone when he accepted to battle one of the greatest athletes in mixed martial arts (MMA), Demetrious Johnson, in a special mixed-rules super-fight at ONE: X last year. The bout was a special mixed-rules super-fight that featured a variety of different fighting styles.
In the first round, both fighters were only allowed to throw strikes at each other. Rodtang gave Johnson a lot of trouble. He followed and tracked down the American, but he was unsuccessful in his attempt to kill him off. This led to the Thai’s defeat in the second round, as he was unable to evade the rear naked choke applied by “Mighty Mouse” in the round that followed, which was one of the rounds in which grappling was permitted.
Rodtang has earned the admiration of spectators as well as other athletes for his courageous attempt in that super-fight, despite the fact that he was unsuccessful. Since he accepted the challenge, the flyweight Muay Thai world champion has already triumphed, regardless of whether or not others agree with his decision.
Recently, he disclosed this information during an interview on CUTZRADIO, as follows:
“Beforehand, I was aware that I would not be able to compete with him in MMA. What I accomplished was to defeat myself and my doubts about my ability to compete with the best boxer in the world.
Watch the complete conversation with Rodtang here:
Currently, Rodtang is getting ready to defend his ONE flyweight Muay Thai world title against Superlek Kiatmoo9 on September 22 at ONE Friday Fights 34 in the illustrious Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok. This would be Rodtang’s sixth time defending his title.