Rodtang Jitmuangnon content with how his 2022 went overall

[Photo Credit: ONE Championship] Rodtang Jitmuangnon
[Photo Credit: ONE Championship] Rodtang Jitmuangnon

'The Iron Man' Rodtang Jitmuangnon may have had some rough spots in 2022, but overall the Muay Thai superstar is satisfied with the year he had. The Muay Thai king will have his next bout at ONE Fight Night 6 on Prime Video on January 13.

ONE flyweight Muay Thai world champion 'The Iron Man' was looking to pick up a world grand prix title at ONE Championship in 2022. Due to weight complications, he was forced to withdraw from the tournament.

Rodtang did have some high points this year, such as his mixed rules super fight against 'Mighty Mouse' Demetrious Johnson. 'The Iron Man' also battered Jacob Smith and ONE strawweight Muay Thai king Joseph Lasiri.

In an interview with SCMP MMA's Tom Taylor, the Thai-born athlete reflects on the past year:

"It’s been a mixed feeling. Overall, I’m happy that I can defend my title at ONE Championship. I am a little disappointed with some fights that I’ve missed, but overall I feel good."

Watch the full interview below:


Rodtang to compete in kickboxing on January 13

Striking phenom 'The Iron Man' Rodtang Jitmuangnon has spent a lifetime in Muay Thai. With over 260 professional career victories and numerous world titles to his name, in 2023 Rodtang will be seeking a world championship in kickboxing.

'The Iron Man's journey to earning ONE kickboxing gold begins at ONE Fight Night 6 on January 13. At this highly anticipated fight card, the Thai athlete is booked for a showdown against China's 'The Eagle of Yi' Jiduo Yibu. ONE Fight Night 6 is live and free for North American fans with Prime Video.

While speaking to ONE Championship in an interview, the 25-year-old striker was asked if he would ever go up in weight. He told ONE what his goals are:

"Of course, I’d love to. But only after I will have achieved my goals - a world champion in Muay Thai, kickboxing, and MMA. [Then] I will probably move to higher division."

'The Iron Man' is not satisfied with the single belt he currently owns. In 2023 and beyond, Rodtang is aiming to pick up more world titles as he competes in kickboxing and eventually MMA.

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