Reigning ONE Women’s Strawweight champion Xiong Jing Nan made another successful title defense at ONE: Heavy Hitters when she outclassed Ayaka Miura to take home a decision victory. Though it was a successful title defense for Jing Nan, her performance attracted some criticism from ONE Championship CEO and Chairman Chatri Sityodtong.
Chatri noted that the killer instincts of Xiong Jing Nan were not seen during her fight with Miura. He also added that ONE Championship has signed a string of exciting Strawweight fighters to boost the division.
Speaking to SCMP MMA after her win against Miura, Xiong Jing Nan reacted to the criticism from Chatri and noted that she will be stepping up her efforts in the next fight.
“I promise that I will satisfy Chatri in my next fight. I promise I will get his huge approval. But I totally understand why Chatri said that why he’s a little bit upset about my performance tonight. I promise you guys I’ve still got my knockout power, so just look forward to my next event,” Jing Nan said (h/t Sportskeeda).
She also posted a message on Instagram after her win where she promised to learn from her mistakes. You can see the complete post below.
6th time crowning the strawweight, I’d imagine myself to be over the moon happy now. But in fact I am deeply disappointed that I wasn’t able to pull out a KO, like planned.
To me, winning is just a result. A result that hardly justifies the hard work my gym, my coach, my team, and myself put in during the whole camp.
Thank you my team @evolvemma for being on this emotional journey with me and always having my back; thank you bossman @chatri for all the inspirational words and for not giving up on anyone of us through this difficult times; thank you my head coach @siyarized for always believing in me, even through moments I myself didn’t; and thank you my teammates and especially @d_b_ryuto1127 for helping me through the whole camp, sharpening my skills.
And thank you my “fanmily” for being here with me in good and bad times. I’d like to see it as a fresh new beginning, to look back in order to look forward; to keep learning from my mistakes, keep rising from all the improvements I could have been making. And most importantly, to always remember where the dream started.
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