Ritu Phogat has enjoyed an excellent start to her MMA career in ONE Championship. She is currently sitting on a two-win streak having won both her fights in a dominating manner.
The 25-year-old, who trains out of EVOLVE MMA, made her debut a few months back and got a first-round stoppage win over Nam Hee Kim and then followed it up with a dominant decision win over Chiao Chen Wu. With her eyes firmly on the ONE Championship Gold, Ritu has now opened up about the potential clash against Stamp Fairtex.
In an interview with ONE Championship, she noted that the match would be exciting for everyone.
“Stamp is a very talented athlete. I really like her zeal for martial arts. She is already a World Champion in two sports, and there is so much to learn from her. If I happen to have a match with her, it would be really exciting for everyone, including for both of us. We both have our strengths. She has more experience in the Circle than me right now, but I think both of us will have to adapt to different styles, as she is very good in Muay Thai and kickboxing, so she will definitely take the game to her strengths. When I face her, I have to definitely step up my game in striking,” Ritu noted.
She also went on to add that she will be ready to fight stamp whenever ONE championship decides to make the fight.
“As I said, she is a very, very good athlete, and of course when the time comes, I would love to compete against her. My dream is to become World Champion one day and to do that, I have to go up against every top athlete here and win. So whenever ONE decides to get me a match with Stamp, I promise you I will be ready to face her,” the Indian wrestling superstar added.
Ritu concluded by saying that the World Is going through a tough time at the moment and noted that everyone should fight it together.