Without a fights set to happen for the foreseeable long term because of the continued coronavirus disaster, a lot of the MMA global has been left considering which large fights they’d love to look when the sector will get again to normality once more.
One guy who has a want record full of blockbuster tremendous fights is ONE Championship commentator Michael Schiavello, who chatted with MMA Junkie to supply his ideas for one of the largest post-coronavirus matchups he’d love to look beneath the ONE Championship banner later this yr, in addition to a couple of dynamite cross-promotion fable fights involving ONE Championship and UFC stars.
Aung Los angeles N Sang vs. Jon Jones
Schiavello: “Aung Los angeles N Sang vs Jon Jones is this kind of struggle of kinds and a struggle of vary.
“How does Aung Los angeles care for anyone with the variability of Jon Jones? He were given previous the variability of Vera beautiful simply, however Jones makes use of his vary on an entire different stage. And the way does Jones react when he hits Aung Los angeles with those long-reaching top knees and palms and legs, and Aung Los angeles walks thru them, will get in his face and lands that metal pipe to his jaw, and touches him up?
“That might be magnificent. However it additionally is dependent so much on the place you’re going to carry this fit. In case you grasp it within the U.S., in Jones’ yard, an evident benefit swings to him. However in the event you grasp this in Yangon, in Myanmar, in a football stadium with 50,000 folks in there, I’m telling you, a large benefit swings again to Aung Los angeles. That crowd by myself is like not anything you’ve ever observed to your existence.
“I’ve commentated the largest struggle occasions. I’ve finished the Olympics, I’ve finished Ok-1, I’ve finished DREAM, I’ve finished Dynamite, I’ve finished 80,000 folks within the Tokyo Dome – I’ve finished all of them. However I’ve by no means heard the rest like 10,000 within Thuwunna Indoor Stadium when Aung Los angeles is preventing. To mention you’ll be able to’t listen your self suppose is correct. I will’t listen myself commentate those fights, even supposing I’ve were given my headphones cranked as much as 10 out of 10 on my ranges. I will’t listen myself. It’s nuts.
“For someone to come back into that setting – for Jon Jones to step into Myanmar and compete in that setting – it’s so overwhelming. Folks would possibly learn this and pass, ‘Come on, Schiavello! Jon Jones will obliterate Aung Los angeles.’ Persons are pondering you’ll be able to’t examine Aung Los angeles to Jon Jones, however no, guy. In case you’re going to match, you need to examine in the entire facets, and one large facet is Aung Los angeles in Myanmar is untouchable, unbeatable. What would occur if Jones stepped into Aung Los angeles’s yard and did it there? There’s such a lot of components, and that’s what makes it an unbelievable fit.”
Zhang Weili vs. Xiong Jing Nan
Schiavello: “From a inhabitants standpoint, clarifying they’re Zhang Weili and Xiong Jing Nan – consider the eyes on that, simply from China by myself.
“You set Xiong Jing Nan in opposition to Zhang. Who’s the simpler? Who’s the true superpower between the ones two? Two ferocious athletes who’ve totally other kinds. That might be magnificent. That might be an excellent fable double-header proper there.”
Subsequent up: An enormous struggle for the largest identify in ONE Championship