Mikey Musumeci, better known by his ring as “Darth Rigatoni,” is the current and undisputed flyweight submission grappling world champion for ONE. He carries a significant burden as a result of his title.
The Italian-American superstar, who is 27 years old, has to not only continue to establish his supremacy as one of the best grapplers in the world, pound-for-pound, but he also needs to function as a beacon for jiu-jitsu and do his best to keep every match entertaining for the spectators. He must continue to establish his domination as one of the finest grapplers in the world.
Recently, Musumeci successfully defended his gold at ONE Fight Night 13: Allazov vs. Grigorian on Prime Video. His opponent was ONE strawweight MMA world champion ‘The Monkey God’ Jarred Brooks. Musumeci defeated Brooks by triangle armbar before time expired.
According to ‘Darth Rigatoni,’ potential finishes like this are what will keep viewers engaged in watching grappling matches.
During the official post-event interviews for ONE Fight Night 13, Musumeci addressed the media and discussed his responsibilities to provide the audience with entertaining content.
According to “Darth Rigatoni,”
“If these matches don’t get finishes, these MMA and Muay Thai fans are just going to go to the bathroom during jiu-jitsu matches, and we’re going to lose jiu-jitsu on this platform.” “If these matches don’t get finishes, we’re going to lose jiu-jitsu on this platform.” I have to make sure that it stays interesting.”
Musumeci has already returned to the gym just one week after ONE Fight Night 13. He is sharpening his abilities in preparation for his next competition, which he has hinted will take place later this year.
Although it has not been officially confirmed, it is expected that Musumeci will face ONE flyweight world champion Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson in his next defense of his world title when ONE Championship travels to Qatar in the month of December.
The historic Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok was the location of ONE Fight Night 13: Allazov vs. Grigorian, which was broadcast live on Prime Video. Fans in the United States and Canada who subscribe to Amazon Prime Video can see a free replay of all the action that took place throughout the event.