Aung La Nsang Reveals the Key to a Long-Lasting MMA Career

Published 11/24/2021, 5:25 AM EST


ONE Championship’s former two-weight titlist, Aung La Nsang, returned to the win-track by knocking out L. Atadies on July 30 at ‘Battleground’. Before that, he suffered two back-to-back losses against R. De Ridder and had almost lost his position at the top. Well, Aung La’s global stardom and impressive MMA record have secured him the spot amongst the elites.

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Having competed in 39 pro-MMA bouts, it’s quite valid that ‘The Burmese Python’ has suffered severe injuries in his career. However, he seems strong enough to compete for several more years. This may leave the door open for him to explore other MMA promotions outside Asia, like UFC, PFL, or Bellator.

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However, the Burmese star seems extremely pleased with where he belongs now and has hailed ONE Championship for taking good care of his medical setbacks. In a chat with South China Morning Post, the ex-world champion detailed his relation with ONE’s medical administrators.

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Aug La Nsang said, “[I’m] Getting good treatment and good diet, nutrition and that’s made my body feel better than it did in 2016. I remember in 2016, like every fight that I would go to before my fight, I would get injured, like a couple of weeks before and it hasn’t, knock on wood, but my body has felt a lot better.”

“I don’t have lower back issues anymore and stuff like that because I’m recovering better. I’m getting acupuncture and getting massages at the right time and the conditioning coach has been really, really good for me as well.” (H/T:- Sportskeeda)

Aung La Nsang can still target the belts

36-year-old Aung La Nsang is almost close to entering the final days of his combat career. In a record of 27-12, he has stopped 25 of his opponents in the cage and has proven to be one of the biggest names from ONE roster. Besides, the ‘double-champ’ status has already cemented Aung La’s name in the history of ONE Championship.

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Meanwhile, the roster is ever-expanding and has seen some extremely talented names pop up recently. Hence, it will endanger Aung La’s claim to dominance. ‘The Burmese Python’ shall return soon and aim to continue his win streak in order to earn a title shot once more.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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