Indian MMA

I had dreamed of opening a gym in my hometown, reveals Roshan Mainam

Despite having a tough year in 2020, Roshan Mainam managed to achieve the dream of opening his own gym in his hometown and is looking at the positive side of things. He opened the RMX MMA and Fitness Gym in Thoubal and with the gym; he hopes to provide a platform for the young athletes in the region.

“I had dreamed of opening a gym in my hometown in 2020 so that I could provide a platform for the young athletes there. Even though it was not easy due to the pandemic, I fulfilled that dream,” he said during his interview with ONE Championship.

Roshan also revealed that he is looking forward to making his return to the ring. He had one match in 2020 and got a dominant win as well when he stopped Liu Peng Shuai of China at ONE: Reign of Dynasties. He has his eyes set on top-level athletes and hopes to have some good outings in 2021.

“Earlier [in my career], my striking was not that great. I liked to take the game to the ground. But if you want to be a great athlete, you have to work on all kinds of skills. I have worked a lot on my striking and would like to continue doing the same in the future. My focus this year will be on my striking and BJJ. I dream of fighting top-level athletes. I have to work hard to get there. If I get the opportunity, I will do my best to reach the top,” he added.

Roshan is currently 2-0 in ONE Championship and 5-2 in his professional career. He had made his ONE Championship debut back in November 2019 against Khon Sichan and will be looking to continue his impressive run in the promotion when he steps back into the cage.

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