Edgar Tabares, a Mexican Muay Thai striker, expressed his admiration for Rodtang’s immaculate performance during ONE Fight Night 10: Johnson vs. Moraes III, which was broadcast live on Prime Video.
After losing to Rodtang through technical knockout inside the 1stBank Centre in Colorado, the former WBC Muay Thai international champion took his defeat with grace. Rodtang was the victor in the fight.
Tabares was honoured to have shared the stage with one of the greatest pound-for-pound strikers in the world, despite the fact that he was experiencing a twinge of disappointment.
On their Instagram account, ONE Championship acknowledged their athletes’ sportsmanship by including the caption:
“Respect above all @rodtang_jimungnon @edgarjuareztabares_mt,” tweeted Rodtang Jimungnon and Edgar Juarez Tabares.
Edgar Tabares swiftly responded to the post, stating his response as follows:
“What it all boils down to is ” Thank you very much, @onechampionship, as well as Mr. @yodchatri I really hope that I will have the opportunity to demonstrate a little bit more of my muay thai skills at some point in the near future.
After seeing them fight in person on May 5, fans online were unanimous in their support of ONE Championship’s decision. Take a look at their responses down below:
“Respect for one another is the cornerstone of every sport,” said one commentator. Whether we come out on top or lose…”
Because of people like you, I have a lot of respect for One Championship. I want to thank everyone who entered the ring with the intention of showing love and respect to their opponent.❤️🙌”
“@edgarjuareztabares_mt is such an amazing fighter, beautiful technique to watch, and he has no shame in losing to the best muay thai fighter on the planet, aka @rodtang_jimungnon,” tweeted @edgarjuareztabares_mt, referring to Rodtang Jimungnon.”
The energy level of Rodang’s performance was over the roof from beginning to end. That evening, his ability to read opponents at a high level while simultaneously executing a game plan said much about his overall skill level. To Tabares’ credit, he did not back down from a challenge, but he was no match for the punching machine.
He was outworked inside the cage from all aspects up until the second round, when he received the finishing blow, which was a brutal elbow that finished the bout.
Fans in North America have the opportunity to rewatch Rodtang vs. Tabares as well as the whole ONE Fight Night 10 card completely free of charge thanks to Amazon Prime Video.