Russian fighter Anatoly Malykhin, who owns the current ONE light heavyweight title and interim ONE heavyweight title, disagrees with the thesis that the UFC has the strongest mixed martial artists in the world.
“Everyone says, ‘UFC, UFC, top 5, the best fighters in the world’. Here is Cyril Gan, number two in the world, and he has never heard of wrestling and has no idea what it is. This is the number two heavyweight division in the world and everyone says the UFC has the best fighters? Come on…” Sportskeeda quotes the Russian.
Last week, the strongest league in the world played for the vacant UFC heavyweight championship belt, the new owner of which was American Jon Jones, who returned to the octagon after a three-year break and finished Frenchman Cyril Gan by guillotine choke in the first round.
The 35-year-old Russian will become a full-fledged double champion of the ONE Championship if on March 24 at the ONE on Prime Video 8 tournament in Singapore in a unification fight he defeats the Canadian of Indian origin Arzhan Bullar, who owns the current heavyweight belt.