ONE Championship strawweight champion Joshua Pacio believes that ONE Super Series champion Rodtang has a good future in MMA.
Speaking to ONE Championship, Pacio gave his take on the recent special-rules fight between Rodtang and Demetrious Johnson and added that the Muay-Thai star has what it takes to transition into MMA.
“I believe [Rodtang would] do well if he wants to explore MMA. He’s certainly learned a lot in that single round against DJ, and he won’t get that experience anywhere. You can pick up a lot of things just by training and rolling with DJ, so what more if you’re up against him? I expect him to pick up a lot of things from that. That’s a great lesson for him,” Pacio said.
Talking about the match between Johnson and Rodtang, Pacio said that he had expected Johnson to pick up the win.
“I sort of expected DJ to come away with the win, but that first round [of Muay Thai] was amazing. Rodtang ate a lot of shots, and I read one comment from DJ that he’s really got a chin, so he really made sure to finish it in the [MMA] second round to avoid the third round. It was a great match,” the Filipino added.
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