Former ONE Double World Champion Aung La N Sang is sticking with what he knows best, despite enduring the toughest time of his MMA career to date.
After dropping three of his last five games in the circle, ‘Burmese Python’ has heard whispers about possibly changing things to get out of the way he’s currently on.
Those changes, of course, have to start behind closed doors in training. But Aung La likes to keep things their way.
Speaking to ONE Championship, the Burmese-American boxer, who trains out of Kill Cliff in Florida, US, said there was no need to sound a panic alarm.
In terms of the 37-year-old, he doesn’t see the need to change his approach to games.
Aung La shared:
“It doesn’t make a huge difference. I know what my skill set is, I know where I’m strong, and I know what I’m good at. And at the gym, we have a lot of friends who will give me a different look. So I’ll camp around what [my opponent’s] strengths and weaknesses are. But that doesn’t really change the way I practice. I want to compete with anyone in the world. “
Aung La, who previously dominated ONE’s 205lbs and 225lbs divisions at the same time, has hit a tough patch since losing both world titles to Reinier de Ridder.
Myanmar pride returned with ease when he knocked out Leandro Ataides last year, but faced another defeat in his trio match against rival Vitaly Bigdash at ONE: Full Circle in the match. his last fight.
Aung La N Sang talks about the difficulties of being a two-tournament champion
Aung La made his name on MMA’s list of the greatest players of all time when he won ONE middleweight and light heavyweight crown at the same time.
At the time, he was only the second most ranked world champion in the history of the tournament. First up is his longtime teammate Martin ‘The Situ-Asian’ Nguyen, who has conquered the featherweight and lightweight divisions.
The ‘Burmese Python’ is even the longest-running doubles world champion since his concurrent reign lasted for 980 days.
However, we have all heard the saying that the head holds the crown. The pressure is amplified when you have two gold straps for protection.
In a recent interview with ONE, Sang talked about his struggles to become a champion.
“It’s a lot harder than it looks. Winning it is one thing and then defending it is another. Defending in two different weight classes is a bit harder.”