On October 30th, we will witness one of the best cards in the promotion’s history with ONE: Inside The Matrix. In one of the Co-main events, Martin Nguyen is on a mission to strengthen his legacy as he defends his featherweight belt against a dangerous opponent, Thanh Le.
Ahead of the match, ONE Championship held a virtual media day. Overtime Heroics had the chance to ask Martin Nguyen a few questions. Watch the full ONE Championship: Inside the Matrix media day session with Martin Nguyen.
Martin Nguyen Overtime Heroics Interview
Your perseverance and motivation in every fight have inspired many young and aspiring athletes. How does it make you feel that you carry a lot of hope in the youth?
“This is the ultimate journey, someone who can look up to us as athletes and say that because of me, we never stop what we are doing, because of you we push ourselves every single day.
“Your resilience, the way you come out of adversity everything like that. It kinda motivates us. This is what we work hard for. For us at the time we have realize that this is what builds character”
You have gone up and down in weight divisions. Saying you successfully defend your belt this 30th, would you stay and defend the featherweight belt for good?
“This is my legacy. The featherweight division is where I belong. Going up in the lightweight division, doesn’t motivate me. Going down division to bantamweight, still doesn’t motivate me.” At the moment, everything is at featherweight for me, I feel good, that’s why I feel safe and healthy, and at my best.”
Martin Nguyen is a man on a mission. Will we see Martin Nguyen explode and land his signature right hand? Tune in and watch this October 30!
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