Rodtang Jitmuangnon, the current world champion in the flyweight division of Muay Thai for ONE Championship, views the experience of competing on ONE Championship’s first event in the United States as akin to a key that has allowed him to access the next chapter of his professional life.
On May 5, at ONE Fight Night 10 in Broomfield, Colorado, in front of a sold-out crowd at the 1stBank Center, the longtime king successfully defended his highly-coveted gold belt by stunningly knocking out Edgar Tabares. In doing so, he extended his unbeaten streak in the striking department inside the organization to 14-0.
At the same moment, the man who had recently been married made his introduction to a new group of fans. This was a major milestone for a fighter who was only making a small fraction of what he makes on the worldwide stage of ONE today.
During an interview on CUTZRADIO, ‘The Iron Man’ discussed his most recent bout and referred to the opportunity to compete as “a dream come true.”
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“Competing in the United States is like starting a new chapter in my life,” she said. And I feel like things are going in the right direction [now that I’m married]. In addition to that, I recently won the knockout round and was awarded a sizable bonus.
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In addition to his outstanding record, which has propelled him to become one of the leading superstars on the promotion’s roster, the 26-year-old tied the knot earlier this year, and he shared in an interview with ONE that he’s always dreamed of raising a family. His stellar record has pushed him as one of the leading superstars on the roster.
Aside from spending more time with his wife and children, Rodtang’s first priority is to maintain his reputation as a skilled striker in front of a growing number of spectators.
The recent confirmation by ONE Championship that they will be traveling to the United States in 2019 with four different shows suggests that the Thai fighter may have his sights set on a subsequent bout in North America.