“Get some wins in ONE first,” Rodtang told Takeru after the latter called him out.

Rodtang Jitmuangnon wants to bring to the attention of the rest of his competitors, particularly promotional newcomer Takeru Segawa, the fact that there is only one flyweight striking superstar competing in ONE Championship.

The kickboxing superstar signed with the Singapore-based organization in April of this year, which opened the way for a number of intriguing fights to take place under the banner of the promotion. One of these fights was a highly awaited megafight versus “The Iron Man.”

After being challenged by the Japanese celebrity in the wake of the former’s most recent victory, which took place the previous week in Paris, France, the longstanding ONE flyweight Muay Thai world champion posted a response on Instagram over the weekend. His remark was directed toward the Japanese superstar.

It says that he posted:

“Before you call my name, @k1takeru, you need to score some wins in ONE first. I had never seen your belt before. The true winner is in this room. @onechampionship”

Alongside Tenshin Nasukawa, the two have been standing at a pivotal juncture for a number of years.

Tenshin defeated Rodtang at RISE 125, which took place in Tokyo, Japan. Rodtang, who specializes in Muay Thai, has been harping for a long time to get the fight rematch since the majority of the martial arts community believes the Thai fighter deserved to win based on the judges’ scorecards. Takeru, on the other hand, had a lengthy unbeaten streak snapped when he competed against Tenshin in Japan’s capital city of Tokyo in June of the previous year.

As a result of ONE Championship Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong hinting to the possibility of a Rodtang vs. Takeru fight taking place during the press conference for ONE Fight Night 10 in May, the fight between these two fighters appears to be the most likely to take place.

Fans who are interested in seeing ‘The Iron Man’s’ most recent highlight-reel finish at ONE Fight Night 10 may do so by watching a replay of the fight on Amazon Prime Video.

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