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Mehdi Zatout publicizes retirement after win at ONE Battle Evening 3

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“I promised my spouse, my mother, if I win, I’ve to cease [fighting]. I feel, for positive, that is my final battle,” Zatout mentioned.

The pair engaged in scuffles initially with Ten Pow pushing the veteran, throwing an overhand proper. Zatout used his expertise to counter the strike with a harmful one in every of his personal, gathering momentum with leaping knees and a flurry of punches. “The American Ninja” couldn’t reply the bell for the second spherical, giving Zatout a TKO victory.

“It’s superb, you understand, martial arts gave me greater than 27 years of laborious work and self-discipline, and I realized lots, making me who I’m. I need to thank martial arts as a result of martial arts gave me the whole lot for my life, the training of my youngsters, the whole lot,” Zatout mentioned.

“I give all homage to all athletes, and you understand, I labored lots and did loads of sacrifices to make this battle camp. I’m so joyful, I thank God, Alhamdulillah I gained as we speak,” he mentioned, thanking Malaysia and the followers within the stadium.

With 120 fights to his title, Zatout has gained a number of kickboxing and Muay Thai championships across the globe.

Zatout, who co-owns Venum Coaching Camp Thailand in Pattaya, started coaching Muay Thai at 10, by means of a gaggle of college buddies who had been studying at an area gymnasium in his hometown of Noisy-le-Sec, an japanese suburb in Paris, France.

He challenged adversity and the early deaths of his father and beloved coach in 1998 when Zatout was solely 14. He adopted his ardour for fight sports activities, first opening a boxing retailer, earlier than educating at a gymnasium in Thailand.

Though he loved teaching, he needed to be on the heart of the motion within the ring.

“I needed to go away my ardour for educating to return to preventing,” he advised ONE Championship.

After beating Ten Pow, Zatout has hung his gloves up on a excessive notice after a profession wherein he was topped champion in French Muay Thai, European Muay Thai, ISKA Championship, and Victory Kickboxing Championship, and WBC World Championship in 2013.

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