Roberto Soldic says there ‘a little bit of pressure’ with all the attention he's receiving ahead of ONE debut

Roberto Soldic | Image courtesy of ONE
Roberto Soldic | Image courtesy of ONE

ONE welterweight newcomer Roberto Soldic has been receiving a lot of media attention ever since it was announced that he's signing with the Asian promotion. 'Robocop' is on a seven-fight winning streak with six KOs, and has won titles in multiple European promotions like Superior FC, FFC, and KSW.

Needless to say, Soldic is the biggest MMA star to come out of Croatia since Mirko CroCop.

On December 3 at ONE on Prime Video 5, the world will finally see Roberto Soldic shine. In front of him, however, will be perhaps his toughest opponent yet - Dagestani wrestling machine, Murad Ramazanov.

Ahead of his much-anticipated ONE debut, Roberto Soldic sat down with The MMA Super-fan on YouTube to talk about the hype surrounding his mystique. Upon being asked if he's feeling any sort of pressure because of the massive attention he's getting, 'Robocop' said:

"It's a little bit of pressure, but nothing special. I use this pressure in my fights and training. I put in hard work. I don't take time to relax. I'm focused on my goals all the time. And it's not easy, of course, but people expect always that I finish my opponents and everything. This is also more pressure than normal but I handle it well. I don't have any problems with that. I stay grounded, trying to be humble all the time with the guys, with the sparring partners, with my family, with my friends."

Diamonds are forged under extreme pressure. The same can also be said about the best warriors in history. If what Soldic is saying about him using pressure as motivation, then we'll see him perform brilliantly at ONE on Prime Video 5.

Watch the full interview here:


Aung La N Sang recalls training with Roberto Soldic at Kill Cliff MMA

Former two-division ONE world champ Aung La N Sang, who picked up a massive win at ONE 163 last weekend, is all praise for the Croatian fighter.

In an interview with ONE Championship, Aung La spoke about his brief time training with Soldic at Kill Cliff FC in Florida:

“I think that was 2020 or a little earlier. He came to Sanford and we trained a little bit. He just trained for a week or two there. He had his own guys so the amount of training that I did with him was more of a couple of sparring sessions and a couple of kickboxing sessions.”

'The Burmese Python' continued:

“He has a very good skill set, a very good left hand, a lot of power, and a very good eye.”

Looks like Murad Ramazanov and the rest of ONE's welterweight division should pay attention to what Aung La is saying here. It's not smart to telegraph strikes against Roberto Soldic - else you'll get his powerful left hand.

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Edited by Anurag Mitra
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