Aung La N Sang is all set to return against Leonardo Ataides on July 30, 2021, at ONE: Battleground. Currently riding on a two-fight losing streak, the fight against Atiades will be a make-or-break battle for Burmese Python.
Speaking to ONE Championship, Aung La N Sang admitted this fact but added that he is confident in his preparations.
“It’s a make-or-break battle for me. But I know the work that I’ve been putting in, and I’m confident in my team. They’ve trained me good, and I’m very confident that I’ll come out on top in this bout,” Aung La N Sang noted.
He further went on to talk about the defeats that he suffered against Reinier De Ridder.
“It is sad and depressing, but you got to analyze how the match went and analyze how you can improve and grow. My mindset is more of a growth mindset, so I really had to work on the things in the match that didn’t go well. It’s a learning experience for me, and it’s fine. As depressing as it is, as sad as it is, I take it as a lesson in life,” he added.
While talking about the fight with his Brazilian counterpart, Aung La noted that he will be looking for a knockout win at the event.
“Ataides has some holes in his striking. I think he’s very, very head-on in his wrestling and grappling as well, and I tend to do better with people like that. I believe I do better on the feet, and I think I can negate his grappling and his wrestling. I see this bout being won on the feet. I see this bout being won with my movement and my speed. I see this bout being done with a knockout,” he said.
Before concluding, Aung La also expressed his confidence in winning back the ONE Championship World title.
“I don’t have a doubt in my mind that I’m going to get my middleweight belt back. I’ve done it once, and I’ll do it again. I’ll get my belt back,” he concluded.
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