Weeks after suffering his first defeat as a professional mixed martial artist, Myanmar's Phoe Thaw is raring to get back to competition and test himself against some of the best his division has to offer.
Phoe Thaw succumbed to Keanu Subba via guillotine choke in the very first round in the co-main event of ONE: PURSUIT OF GREATNESS this past October at Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar.
He vowed to get back to the drawing board after his first defeat, and is looking to get himself up against the elites of ONE Championship's stacked featherweight division in his quest to become a better martial artist.
"I realize there's still plenty of things for me to learn and improve as a martial artist. The loss was a small setback but I swear to work harder than ever. I will not rest until I earn a shot at the prestigious ONE Featherweight World Title," said Phoe Thaw.
"The authentic way to get better as a martial artist is to step up against world class martial artists. I am devoted to getting better each day in training, but I also realize that I need tough competition in order to get myself to the next level," he noted.
Phoe Thaw, who holds a record 6-1, is a firm believer that competing against world class opponents is one of the few ways to improve himself. He admits to belong in a shark tank of a division in ONE Championship, and is willing to test his mettle against some of the best if that's what it would take to get him to the next level.
"I fell short in my last outing, and that motivated me more than ever. Each day I push myself to the very limit in training and I need an opponent who can do that as well when I step into the cage," Phoe Thaw explained.
"There's no such thing as an easy fight in this sport. Every bout is different, and each one is difficult especially in ONE Championship's stacked division. I just want to go out there and test my skills against the top competitors in my weight class," he stressed.
Courtesy of One Championship