“MMA Rodtang Would Be Scary”- Muay Thai Star Rodtang Jitmuangnon Climbing Up BJJ Ladder Has Fans in a Frenzy

Published 09/03/2023, 8:18 PM EDT

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The world of MMA might just have a new gem. There is exciting news about ONE Championship Flyweight division Muay Thai champ Rodtang Jitmuangnon training in MMA – especially BJJ. The Muay Thai legend has been the reigning champ for a while and is widely considered to be a really dangerous fighter.

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Jitmuangnon is especially considered dangerous because of the ‘iron chin’. The fighter is an exceptionally tough fighter and can take a punch. That catapulted his popularity in the fight circle. Now that news of him training in BJJ has been doing its rounds, fans are going crazy.

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Jitmuangnon is quite the sensation in the Muay Thai world. As of today, his professional record stands at 271 Wins, 42 Losses, 10 Draws. The incredible fight record of Jitmuangnon speaks volumes about the kind of fighter he is. Now, there is a particular picture that has been going viral – and for good reasons.

 

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In that picture, Jitmuangnon, who is widely regarded as the King of Muay Thai, is seen watching astutely as two people are training in BJJ. The caption in the photo reads: “King of Muay Thai Rodtang starts training Jiu-Jitsu in the Gi“. The fighter is a really skilled Muay Thai fighter and now that he is training in BJJ, he will probably be one of the most well-equipped fighters.

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If that wasn’t enough, Jitmuangnon already has experience of tussling with one 0f the best UFC fighters – the former Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson. Although Jitmuangnon lost that fight, it was one people would watch with bated breath. Now, if Jitmuangnon joins any of the MMA promotions, even UFC for that matter, then the Flyweight division fighters will have a really tough time.

Fans in a frenzy over news of Rodtang Jitmuangnon training in BJJ

As it is, Rodtang Jitmuangnon is a really popular fighter. It is a name that everyone in the combat sporting world is familiar with – even some of the best fighters. When the picture of Jitmuangnon watching and getting trained in BJJ started going viral, the fans lost it.

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One fan commented saying, “Man mma rodtang would be scary.”, as another joined him and said, “Wtf hes dangerous enough“. One person said, “Too much power“. One fan seemed to think that training in BJJ would make him a complete fighter and said, “Great, that scary fucker is becoming well rounded. Whatever MMA decision he falls into“.

One fan sent a message out to all future opponents of Jitmuangnon. “better watch out“, he said. “Ready for MMA debut?”, asked a fan, excitedly, as another fan asked, “Isn’t he a blue belt already?“. Others also seemed to share the sentiment as comments like, “Great! I can see it in my nightmares already“, and “Problem“, were part of the comment section.

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The fans are not wrong in getting excited about this great news. If Rodtang is training in BJJ to make his MMA debut, then the world of MMA will have one of the greatest and most well-rounded fighters in the world.

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Arghyadeep Ghosh

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Arghyadeep is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. His love for combat sports dates back to the WWF. Being a 90’s kid, he grew up fascinated by showmanship, competitive fighting, and wrestling.
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