ONE Championship: Eduard Folayang also interested in Christian Lee matchup
Santino Honasan on Jul 07, 2020 02:40 PM
“It will be a big challenge for me if we face each other. I want to face him, and I hope he remains the champ by then" - Eduard Folayang on Christian Lee
Reigning ONE Lightweight World Champion Christian “The Warrior” Lee made it known that former two-time titleholder and Filipino MMA icon Eduard “Landslide” Folayang is someone that’s on his radar.
“I would love to share the ONE Circle with Eduard Folayang. I have a lot of respect for all that he’s accomplished in his career, and I think that we could put on a great show for the fans,” said the 22-year old Singaporean-American.
For his part, Folayang also had nothing but praise for the young lightweight king, who began his ONE Championship career at the age of 17.
Folayang, who can be considered as one of the pioneer stars of ONE Championship, says he has witnessed the evolution of Lee.
“I am very impressed with his improvements,” Folayang told ONE Championship. “I saw his growth as an athlete.”
In Lee’s 16-fight career, he has beaten numerous notable names including Kotetsu Boku, Shinya Aoki, and Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev.
Folayang knows that a matchup against Lee would definitely be a tough one, but he’s more than open to the challenge.
“It’s going to be a very challenging match if I face Christian Lee. I know I am still far from a World Title match, but in the future, I look forward to facing him,” Folayang stated.
Folayang will indeed have to work his way back to the top of the heap in terms of lightweight contenders, having lost three of his last four bouts.
“It will be a big challenge for me if we face each other. I want to face him, and I hope he remains the champ by then,” he continued.