June 17, 2024


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Mehdi Zatout announces retirement after win at ONE Fight Night 3

“I promised my spouse, my mother, if I get, I have to cease [fighting]. I think, for confident, this is my very last fight,” Zatout reported.

The pair engaged in scuffles at the start off with 10 Pow pushing the veteran, throwing an overhand correct. Zatout used his encounter to counter the strike with a damaging one particular of his possess, gathering momentum with leaping knees and a flurry of punches. “The American Ninja” could not respond to the bell for the second round, providing Zatout a TKO victory.

“It’s incredible, you know, martial arts gave me far more than 27 a long time of tough work and self-control, and I learned a large amount, making me who I am. I want to thank martial arts due to the fact martial arts gave me almost everything for my everyday living, the education and learning of my young children, everything,” Zatout mentioned.

“I give all homage to all athletes, and you know, I worked a whole lot and did a ton of sacrifices to make this battle camp. I’m so content, I thank God, Alhamdulillah I won nowadays,” he claimed, thanking Malaysia and the supporters in the stadium.

With 120 fights to his identify, Zatout has won a number of kickboxing and Muay Thai championships all over the world.

Zatout, who co-owns Venum Schooling Camp Thailand in Pattaya, commenced teaching Muay Thai at 10, by way of a group of faculty pals who were discovering at a area health and fitness center in his hometown of Noisy-le-Sec, an eastern suburb in Paris, France.

He challenged adversity and the early deaths of his father and beloved mentor in 1998 when Zatout was only 14. He adopted his enthusiasm for fight sports, initially opening a boxing retail outlet, just before teaching at a health and fitness center in Thailand.

Despite the fact that he appreciated coaching, he wished to be at the center of the motion in the ring.

“I experienced to go away my enthusiasm for instructing to return to fighting,” he instructed 1 Championship.

Following beating 10 Pow, Zatout has hung his gloves up on a higher take note soon after a job in which he was topped winner in French Muay Thai, European Muay Thai, ISKA Championship, and Victory Kickboxing Championship, and WBC Planet Championship in 2013.