October 7, 2022

Jonathan Haggerty is without doubt one of the highest Muay Thai fighters on the earth and he’s getting ready to superstardom as a hybrid guidelines struggle with UFC legend Demetrious Johnson edges nearer.

The 25-year-old from London, a four-time world champion in his chosen sport, is the one British fighter to ever maintain a title within the Asian-based struggle promotion ONE Championship.

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Haggerty has huge plans within the fight sports activities world

Like most younger Englishmen, Haggerty grew up taking part in soccer, however fell in love with Muay Thai and shortly made a reputation for himself in preventing.

“I initially began soccer at a younger age, and I used to be having fun with soccer, he informed talkSPORT.

“As I used to be rising up my dad informed me I needed to decide one [sport], so then I began preventing. I fell in love with it, he opened up a health club, after which I began coaching there.”

Haggerty is on a three-fight win streak after dropping to back-to-back defeats in opposition to Muay Thai phenom Rodtang Jitmuangnon.

Since then, Rodtang has gone on to face former UFC flyweight champion Johnson in a hybrid guidelines struggle.

The bout was scheduled for 4 rounds with the primary and third rounds being fought beneath Muay Thai guidelines whereas the second and fourth rounds have been fought beneath MMA guidelines.

The Englishman is one of the very best Muay Thai fighters in the world

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The Englishman is without doubt one of the highest Muay Thai fighters on the earth

Haggerty posted a mock fighter poster on social media after watching Johnson beat Rodtang

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Haggerty posted a mock fighter poster on social media after watching Johnson beat Rodtang


Johnson managed to compete on the ft within the opening spherical earlier than choosing up a submission win within the second stanza and now Haggerty desires a crack on the MMA icon.

“I used to be fairly impressed that he determined to face,” he stated. “He didn’t again off actually, however it could be a unique story with me and ‘Mighty Mouse’.

“I’m taller, my footwork is lots higher than Rodtang and I’m extra evasive. Additionally, rising up from a younger age in an MMA health club, I do know the fundamentals.

“If it goes to the second spherical I might be lots higher than Rodtang.”

‘The Normal’ is intent on turning into a Muay Thai champion once more beneath the ONE Championship banner earlier than transitioning to MMA full-time within the subsequent couple of years.

“I must get my belt again and go from there,” he stated. “I’d say two years. MMA is the principle aim. It’s a identified sport and Muay Thai isn’t actually talked about.

“I’d clearly stick with ONE Championship as a result of they’re an awesome promotion. I need to get to the highest in ONE on the MMA scene – that’s the aim.”

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