Aung La Nsang is one of ONE Championship’s most recognizable personalities. The former two-division champion is now 36 years old and continuing his career in MMA. â€œThe Burmese Phytonâ€ explains how he takes care of his body and manages relationships in the combat industry.
â€œI think about professionalism, trying to achieve that next level between fights. Staying healthy I can say for the last three years since moving here to Florida I’ve been healthier. and I have been more emphatic and consistent with my recovery, â€Nsang said in an interview with the South China Morning Post.
The last time Nsang entered the ONE Championship cage, it was against Leandro Ataides in ONE Championship: Battleground last July. He knocked out his opponent in the first round and proved to his skeptics that he is still at the top of his game.
“[Iâ€™m] Getting a good treatment and a good diet, good nutrition and that made my body feel better than in 2016. I remember that in 2016, like every fight I was going before my fight, I was hurt, like a few weeks before and that I did not touch wood, but my body felt much better, â€Nsang shares. â€œI don’t have lower back problems anymore and stuff like that because I’m recovering better. I get acupuncture and massage at the right time and the conditioning coach has been really, really good to me too. “
Evolution of fighters in ONE Championship
Since its inception in 2011, ONE Championship has become home to many great fighters. Asia’s premier MMA promotion has witnessed the evolution of their fight roster over the past decade and they continue to improve over the years.
Being a veteran in this field, Nsang predicts that the competition in ONE Championship will get more difficult and that the young fighters will get better than him in the future.
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“It’s come a long way and the cap is always going to be very high. You have great young athletes coming all over the promotions. I know for a fact that the skills of young fighters are much higher than they used to be,” said Nsang. “Just imagine, you have top wrestlers with top boxing as well and top jiujitsu guys with good kickboxing. The ceiling will continue to rise. And as the younger ones get into the sport at a younger age, you’ll ‘I’ll see the evolution. You will see these young guys come in and be way beyond us. “