Rodtang Jitmuangnon shares his thoughts on why a healthy diet is “really important” for athletes who compete in combat sports.

Rodtang Jitmuangnon’s degree of experience is unmatched by the vast majority of strikers on the earth due to the fact that he has fought in more than 300 bouts during his career.

Not only does he have a lifetime of experience, but he has also done it at the top level, as he now holds the world championship for the flyweight division of Muay Thai held by ONE.

‘The Iron Man’ has had a lot of firsts over the course of that time, and he has had to learn from each one of them. The Thai megastar has continued to this day to bring his extensive prior knowledge onto the stage of ONE Championship matches.

When the champion returns on September 22 for ONE Friday Fights 34, he will defend his championship against an opponent who has had a career path that is comparable to his own.

Rodtang’s prior opponents in ONE Championship have not been able to equal Superlek Kiatmoo9 in terms of his experience, pedigree, or entertaining style of fighting. However, Superlek Kiatmoo9 is capable of doing so.

In an interview with CUTZRADIO before their dream fight at the legendary Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand, the flyweight Muay Thai king reflected on his career and the significance of the upcoming bout.

Rodtang provided an unusual piece of advice on his diet with the competitors who are wanting to follow in his and Superlek’s footsteps as fighters. He did this with the intention of passing on some of his knowledge.

The champion has learned the hard way that in order to perform at his absolute peak, he needs to maintain a consistent level of self-discipline regarding what he allows himself to consume in the time leading up to each of his bouts in order to give himself the best possible chance of success.

In his words:

“I believe that to be the case; eating is of the utmost significance in light of the fact that combat requires a great deal of energy. You won’t be able to fight as well if you don’t eat properly or if you’re hungry.”
You can see the entire interview down below:

The 34th edition of ONE Friday Fights will be shown live and for free on the YouTube channel of ONE Championship.

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