Mehdi Zatout announces retirement after win at ONE Fight Night 3

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“I promised my wife, my mother, if I win, I have to stop [fighting]. I imagine, for certain, this is my previous struggle,” Zatout reported.

The pair engaged in scuffles at the begin with Ten Pow pushing the veteran, throwing an overhand ideal. Zatout applied his experience to counter the strike with a harming one particular of his personal, collecting momentum with jumping knees and a flurry of punches. “The American Ninja” could not answer the bell for the next round, giving Zatout a TKO victory.

“It’s astounding, you know, martial arts gave me additional than 27 several years of challenging operate and self-control, and I figured out a good deal, producing me who I am. I want to thank martial arts because martial arts gave me everything for my lifestyle, the schooling of my kids, every thing,” Zatout reported.

“I give all homage to all athletes, and you know, I labored a good deal and did a good deal of sacrifices to make this battle camp. I’m so pleased, I thank God, Alhamdulillah I gained these days,” he reported, thanking Malaysia and the followers in the stadium.

With 120 fights to his title, Zatout has won quite a few kickboxing and Muay Thai championships all around the globe.

Zatout, who co-owns Venum Instruction Camp Thailand in Pattaya, started instruction Muay Thai at 10, via a group of school friends who ended up studying at a regional gym 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 followed his enthusiasm for battle sporting activities, to start with opening a boxing store, ahead of training at a gymnasium in Thailand.

Despite the fact that he savored coaching, he required to be at the centre of the action in the ring.

“I had to go away my enthusiasm for instructing to return to combating,” he instructed Just one Championship.

Following beating 10 Pow, Zatout has hung his gloves up on a high notice immediately after a career in which he was crowned champion in French Muay Thai, European Muay Thai, ISKA Championship, and Victory Kickboxing Championship, and WBC Entire world Championship in 2013.

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