At ONE Fight Night 10: Johnson vs. Moraes III, which was broadcast on Prime Video, Demetrious Johnson paid homage to Rodtang Jitmuangnon, the guy who has been responsible for inspiring a new generation of Muay Thai fighters, with an epic dance-off.
Following their successful performances in Denver on the previous Friday, the two world champions ran into each other backstage and congratulated each other on their achievements. To mark the occasion, ‘Mighty Mouse’ was spotted engaging in some kind of dance competition as a way to pay homage to Rodtang’s well-known dance walkout.
The caption that ONE Championship used to rile up their followers was as follows:
“Who did it better? 🕺 @mighty @rodtang_jimungnon.”
Almost immediately, followers responded on Instagram with the following questions and answers:
The DJs gave off more of a Hawaiian island vibe than a Thai one.
“Rodtang took it.”
“DJs look like they’re having a good time” @super_cbas2x:
The phrase “Dj Gott Thatt Shwagggaa Don’t Liee”
On May 5, Rodtang successfully defended his ONE flyweight Muay Thai world title against Mexican fighter Edgar Tabares. Rodtang displayed his incredible quickness, fighting acumen, and knockout power throughout the entire fight.
He went into the first round showing an unusually high level of patience and composure in order to find the most effective strategy to take advantage of his opponent’s flaws. When the opportunity presented itself in Round 2, the king of the flyweight division of Muay Thai didn’t waste any time in putting an end to the night with a sensational elbow KO that sent Tabares flat on the canvas.
As Rodtang celebrated yet another vicious victory inside the cage, the American spectators gave him a deafening standing ovation for his faultless performance thanks to which he won the ovation. After that, ONE Championship CEO and Chairman Chatri Sityodtong presented him with a well-deserved cheque for $50,000 in the United States.
The replay of ONE Fight Night 10 is currently offered for free viewing across North America on Amazon Prime Video.