Xiong Jing Nan has ruled the ONE strawweight division since 2018 when she defeated Tiffany Teo to capture the title. Since then, Xiong has successfully defended the title an incredible six times and carries a 50 percent completion rate within the circle with four knockouts.
Their dominance over the division is greatly appreciated, but ONE Championship took a look at the other side of “The Panda” in a recent post on Instagram. As seen below, Xiong showed mercy and respect to a fallen opponent:
“Champions are built differently 💯 ONE World Women’s Strawweight Champion Xiong Jing Nan defends her strap again in a highly anticipated rubber match against Atomweight Queen Angela Lee on September 30th on ONE on Prime Video 2! 🏆 @jingnanxiong”
Fans shared their appreciation for the compassion Xiong showed for her opponent in the short video clip, saying:
“Be a monster, but a controlled monster, 👏👏👏”
“This is a true martial artist”
“That’s nice, true sporting spirit, true human being”
“The highest level of a warrior. Mercy.”
“The essence of courtesy, control, conviction and compassion.
“Mark of a true champion.”
Xiong Jing Nan is ready to impress Angela Lee with a knockout in her ONE on Prime Video 2 showdown
While Angela Lee took time off from ONE Championship to give birth to her daughter and spend time with her family, Xiong Jing Nan stayed busy in the circle and defended her world strawweight title multiple times. Since losing to Lee on ONE: Century Part 1, The Panda has eliminated three World Championship challengers. However, during her sabbatical, Angela Lee was less than impressed with Xiong’s work.
In a video clip recently shared on Xiong Jing Nan’s Instagram page, Lee explained that she was unfazed by Xiong’s recent winning streak, hinting that the Chinese world champion is simply fighting not to lose rather than fighting to win:
“I think you can really see that in her last couple of shows she’s been playing not to lose, rather than playing to win. And there is a big difference.”
Responding to Angela Lee’s comments, ‘The Panda’ threatened to slam Lee again in the caption, saying:
“We’ll see if you’re impressed when I fuck you up again👊#ONEonPrimeVideo2”
https://www.sportskeeda.com/mma/news-fans-react-xiong-jing-nan-showing-mercy-opponent-knocked?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=sportskeeda Fans react to Xiong Jing Nan showing mercy for the opponent she knocked out