ONE Championship

Aung La N Sang surprised that Vitaly Bigdash called him out, ready for trilogy

Aung La N Sang has revealed that he will be making his ONE Championship return in early 2022. Despite the reveal, it is still unclear who the Burmese Python will be fighting next.

Though he had expressed his interest in a showdown with Yushin Okami, the Japanese MMA fighter now has a match scheduled against Leandro Ataides in January. At the same time, Vitaly Bigdash has called out Aung La N Sang. This call out from Bigdash, however, has surprised the former two-division champion.

 “I’m surprised he called me out, I don't know why — if you are one of the middleweight contenders — you wouldn’t call out the champion? But I get it. He thinks I’m the route to the title shot, whatever. But if I were him I would call out Reinier [de Ridder] who's the champion right now. But if that’s what he wants, he’s gonna get it,” Aung La N Sang noted to ONE Championship.

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Aung La N Sang further went on to give his take on why Bigdash called him out.

“He probably sees a weakness in my game. He probably thinks that I didn’t really beat him. He thinks he knows how to beat me so he called me out. That’s what I think. Maybe because I’ve been living in his head rent-free for the last four years,” he added.

Aung La N Sang and Bigdash have already fought twice in ONE Championship. In the first-outing, it was Bigdash that went home with a decision victory when in the second bout Aung La N Sang leveled the scores to take the rivalry to 1-1.

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