ONE Championship: After his victory in Manila, Jeremy Miado feels stronger than ever

ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 07, 2018 12:09 PM
ONE: After victory in Manila, Miado feels stronger than ever
“I know that I still have a long way ahead of me, but I have to keep winning so I can stay in the mix.”

Fresh from one of his biggest wins as a mixed martial artist, Jeremy “The Jaguar” Miado feels that he is at the highest point of his professional career.

 

Miado scored another highlight-reel victory last 23 November after knocking out Peng Xue Wen of China in the second round of their three-round strawweight encounter at ONE: CONQUEST OF CHAMPIONS in Manila, Philippines.

 

This was Miado’s second impressive victory this 2018, which started with his shocking upset win over former ONE Strawweight World Champion Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke at ONE: IRON WILL in Bangkok, Thailand last March.

 

The Filipino hard-hitter admitted that the adjustments and changes that he made have played a major role in his recent success inside the ONE Championship cage.

 

“Mentally and physically, I feel that I’m stronger than ever,” Miado expressed. “I had enough time to prepare for my last match against Peng, and it helped me a lot.”

 

“I started to acknowledge my weaknesses and then worked on them. I went to different gyms to develop my skills and even travelled abroad to train.”

 

Miado also shared the help he received when he trained overseas for two weeks back in October to supplement his growth as an athlete, developing his ground game and improving on his strengths.

 

In preparation for his bout at ONE: CONQUEST OF CHAMPIONS, he briefly left his home in Marikina City, Philippines to train at the Kota Kinabalu-based Borneo Tribal Squad under the watchful eye of AJ “Pyro” Lias Mansor.

 

“It was worth it, especially that I had the chance to improve on my strengths and skills which was evident in my victory over Peng,” he stated.

 

“Not being overconfident, but I feel that I’m a different athlete now.”

 

After ending the year on a high note, Miado pointed out that his scintillating triumph over Peng two weeks ago is just the beginning of more positive things to come.

 

“I look forward to more challenges that await me next year. Strawweight is one of the deepest divisions in ONE Championship and there are so many great guys all wanting to get to the top,” he asserted.

 

“I know that I still have a long way ahead of me, but I have to keep winning so I can stay in the mix.”

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