MMA: Miado says he holds high respect for Thai foe

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Posted at Feb 22 2019 12:14 AM

Jeremy Miado takes on Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke one more time. Handout photo

Pinoy MMA fighter Jeremy Miado said he holds no ill will toward his opponents, including Thai legend Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke whom he will battle in a rematch Friday.

In their first encounter in March 2018, Miado scored a scintillating first-round knockout of the Thai superstar. But Miado said he holds high respect for the former ONE strawweight champion.

“I have great respect for him, because when I was starting, I was looking up to him,” he said.

“No matter which martial artist I go up against, whether he’s better than me or not, I should respect him as a martial artist.”

This is why he wants to fight Dejdamrong to the best of his ability because he believes the Thai superstar deserves nothing less.

“It is a huge honor for me to be able to be on the opposite side of the cage (ring) competing against him. That’s why I want to do my best in our match,” said Miado.

Miado will take on Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke on Friday in ONE: Call to Greatness at the the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

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