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Yushin Okami wants to get new challenge against Aung La N Sang

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Japanese Mixed Martial Arts legend Yushin Okami.  PHOTO: ONE CHAMPIONSHIP

Former two-division ONE World Champion Aung La N Sang “The Burmese Python” is on the comeback trail, and thus another ONE Championship star fighter Yushin Okami of Japan is making a challenge against the Burmese Python via his social media.
On 30 July, the Myanmar sports icon knocked out Brazilian hulk Leandro Ataides at ONE: BATTLEGROUND in Singapore and took a step closer toward reclaiming the middleweight ONE belt.
Following the victory, Aung La told ONE Championship commentator Mitch Chilson that he was willing to fight anyone next.
There are few athletes who have recently caught Aung La N Sang’s attention including Japanese fighter Yushin Okami.
The Japanese mixed martial arts legend Yushin Okami announced on Twitter that he was moving up from the welterweight division to the middleweight division and that his aim was a matchup with “The Burmese Python.”
And after Aung La N Sang’s victory on 30 July, Okami doubled down on the challenge.
“I have been eagerly awaiting a fight with him since the day I decided to move up to middleweight,” Okami tweeted. “Since then, nothing has changed in my mind. Aung La N Sang, I will beat you.”
The Myanmar sports icon wasted no time in responding.
“It would be an honour to share the ONE Championship Circle with you,” Aung La N Sang tweeted back. “But I don’t think you will beat me.”
With the challenge accepted, the two then exchanged pleasantries.
“Congrats on your win,” Okami tweeted. “I look forward to fighting you in the Circle Cage. The results will be there.”
And with that, Aung La N Sang replied with nothing but kind words.
“Thanks,” he wrote. “Big fan of you and it will be an honour.”
“This bout has not been made officially by ONE Championship’s matchmaking committee, but it has certainly excited the organization’s global fan base. Stay tuned to ONEFC.com for more updates on this development,” ONE Championship officials commented. —GNLM

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