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Rodtang Breaks Down in Tears After Heavy Trolling From Fans After Weight Miss

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Rodtang Jitmuangnon, also known as “The Iron Man,” made a triumphant return to the ONE Championship ring at ONE 167 in Bangkok. However, his victory was marred by the weight miss controversy and the subsequent harsh comments from fans.

The Victory and Emotional Moment

In the co-main event, Rodtang faced Denis Puric and secured a unanimous decision victory. The 12,000-seat Impact Arena erupted with cheers as the home favorite danced down to the ring. But it was during his post-fight speech that emotions overwhelmed him. Rodtang broke down in tears, embracing the crowd that had supported him throughout.

Rodtang’s Weight Miss Drama

Rodtang’s victory came after almost a year since his last fight. He had missed weight for this bout by 3.5 pounds and failed the hydration test. As a result, the fight moved to a catchweight stipulation. Despite the challenges, he emerged victorious.

Harsh Comments and Emotional Toll

In the aftermath of the weight miss, Rodtang faced a barrage of harsh comments online. He revealed that these comments not only affected him but also extended to the people he loved. Speaking at the post-event press conference, he said, “The comments took it too far. They took it to the people that I love, and the people around me, and that made me really sad.”

Taking Responsibility

Rodtang acknowledged his mistake and took full responsibility for the weight miss. He explained that he had faced difficulties due to a hand injury sustained in his previous fight, which affected his training. Despite the setbacks, he remained grateful for the victory and the support of his fans.

ONE Championship chairman Chatri Sityodtong weighed in on the situation, emphasizing that fame, success, and money could sometimes alter an athlete’s work ethic and desire. He highlighted the challenge of maintaining excellence over an extended period and becoming a legend in the sport.

Rodtang’s emotional moment serves as a reminder of the mental and emotional toll that fighters endure.

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