Former two-sport world champion Aung La N Sang is at ease knowing he’s got everything he needs in the US to prepare for his next match in Colorado.
‘The Burmese Python’ is ready to lock horns with ‘King Kong Warrior’ Fan Rong in a middleweight clash at ONE Fight Night 10 on Prime Video. The historic event will showcase a plethora of American talent on its mainland, which Aung La is excited to return to after 10 years of fighting in Asia.
Speaking about some of the advantages of being able to fight and train closer to home, Aung La told SCMP MMA:
“I can bring more training partners, I can make it more, I can make preparations easier for the fight towards the end and I have a lot of things in my control than versus let’s say like in Singapore or even in like the worst example would be like in China where I couldn’t speak their language in a foreign country. I had a hard time getting the right food and such you know. But this one it’s gonna be a lot easier.”
Watch the interview below:
Aung La N Sang is on a mission to reclaim the middleweight belt from the hands of current divisional king Reinier de Ridder. As such,‘The Burmese Python’ is taking more precautions on getting the right training he needs to be the best version yet.
Riding on the back of two straight stoppages, the Burmese icon is well on his way back to the mountaintop in a short span of time.
Don’t miss Aung La N Sang vs. Rong Fan on Friday, May 5 as this one will be another guaranteed banger. North American audiences in the US and Canada can watch the explosive event live and for free with an Amazon Prime Video subscription.
Aung La N Sang thrilled to watch his teammate Martin Nguyen get the win at ONE Fight Night 7 on Prime Video
There’s no denying that there is a deep sense of reverence and brotherhood between Aung La N Sang and ONE featherweight contender Martin Nguyen.
The Kill Cliff FC teammates have gotten closer over the last few months as Aung La took the responsibility of coaching and mentoring Nguyen in his comeback fight against Leonardo Casotti.
Watching Nguyen’s hand get raised after three grueling rounds gave Aung La an enormous sense of happiness and satisfaction for his friend. In the same interview, ‘The Burmese Python’ said:
"Man, that was a much-needed win you know. So I’m very very happy. He spent 12 weeks at my house, away from his family on Christmas and New Years so to get that win it was satisfying man. It was a relief and joy to see my friend win, you know."
Nguyen intends to return the favor by supporting Aung La’s training for Fan Rong in Florida. He is expected to corner for the former champion and be his third eye outside of the circle.