"A lot of people burn out" - Anatoly Malykhin says it takes a special fighter to reach greatness

Triple MMA champ
Triple MMA champ 'Sladkiy' Anatoly Malykhin

Reigning and undisputed ONE heavyweight, light heavyweight and middleweight MMA world champion 'Sladkiy' Anatoly Malykhin of Russia is arguably one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world today. He has achieved a level of greatness few have only ever dreamed about.

As the ruler of three weight classes in mixed martial arts, there's no one who has ever achieved that feat before. Needless to say, 'Sladkiy' knows what it takes to be great.

In a recent interview with ONE Championship, Malykhin said that there are many talented fighters in the world out there. But to truly be great requires something special.

'Sladkiy' stated:

"All fighters possess excellent qualities. They have strength, endurance, and a fighter's spirit. But not all fighters can use these qualities on the day of the fight. A lot of people burn out, they start to get sick."

Malykhin is the only simultaneous three-division world champion in MMA from a major global organization. He has dominated the competition with impressive skills and a flair for showmanship.

With a big bright smile across his face whenever he makes the walk down to the cage, Malykhin is always a fan favorite.

What's next for the three-division MMA king? Stay tuned to Sportskeeda MMA for all the latest news and updates on Anatoly Malykhin's next fight.

Anatoly Malykhin ready to face any opponent at a moment's notice: "It's easy for me"

Fans eagerly await news on Anatoly Malykhin's next fight. Whether that's against Amir Aliakbari, Oumar 'Reug Reug' Kane, or Ben 'Vanilla Thunder' Tynan, 'Sladkiy' says it doesn't matter. He will fight anyone.

He told ONE Championship:

"Why is it difficult? It's easy for me. I'm not getting too big. I'm 105 kilograms right now and I'm ready for any challenge. As soon as ONE Championship lets me know, I'll be ready to fight at 93, 102, and at heavyweight. It doesn't matter."

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