ONE Championship has been put on notice by Aung La Nsang and Yushin Okami on Twitter. They want the promotion to set up a fight between them. Both fighters appear to have agreed that battling each other is the best way to move forward.
The chain of events started when, in a social media post, ONE Championship asked fans for the best possible opponent for Nsang. Okami volunteered and indicated that he and Nsang had verbally agreed to fight.
"@AungLANsang and I have an agreement to fight together! We will show you all our best fights. We are waiting for the contract," said Okami on his Twitter account.
It didn't take long for 'The Burmese Phyton' to respond and acknowledge Okami's tweet.
"It would be a great match. Been a fan of Yushin and I always root for him because he embodies the Japanese fighting spirit. This match won’t disappoint," replied Nsang.
The last time Nsang stepped inside the cage was against Leandro Ataides in July. The Myanmar-based fighter registered a good win on his comeback, after having lost both his titles to Reiner de Ridder.
Meanwhile, the 40-year-old Okami also made a comeback victory after losing three straight fights in ONE Championship. His won a tight split decision against Agilan Thani in October 2019.
Return to ONE title contention for Aung La Nsang
For a time, Aung La Nsang was on top of ONE Championship. He held both the middleweight and light heavyweight titles for over a thousand days. The 36-year-old was on a seven-fight winning streak. during which he even beat the seemingly invincible heavyweight champion Brandon Vera.
Nsang's popularity was at its peak at the time, but he eventually lost his belts one by one to Reiner de Ridder. Having now tasted victory after back-to-back losses, 'The Burmese Phyton' would love to hold another title soon.
Nsang would be keen on getting another crack at the title. If he were to take on veteran fighter Yushin Okami and beat him, that could help him plead his case with ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodong.