Jonathan Haggerty won a new title and $100,000 USD in bonuses on Saturday morning. The Englishmen could have celebrated however he wanted that night but decided to take his girlfriend to watch the Muay Thai show at Rajadamnern Satdium.

Even the promoter seemed surprised to see him there just hours after his win over Fabricio Andrade at Lumpinee Stadium on the other side of town. If Haggerty sustained any damage in that fight it definitely doesn’t show as he looks more like a man who has emerged from a recent modelling shoot than a fight.

Perfect weekend

Having earned two win bonuses for his finish at ONE Fight Night 16 the Englishman could he gone out celebrating at the most expensive restaurants and nightclubs in the city. Instead he decided to sit ringside and watch his Turkish teammate Erdem Taha Dincer take on Thailand’s Tamroipor Sitkunsuk.

The Turkish fighter won by first round stoppage. In the space of approximately eight hours Haggerty won a new title, earned two $50,000 USD bonuses and saw his Lamai WMC teammate win.

All in all it must have been a very good day for the Englishman. Earlier in the day he declared that the money would change his life:


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Dramatic day

Haggerty clearly didn’t make any immediate changes. Heading out to the stadium to watch his friend compete seems like exactly the sort of thing he would have been doing even if he hadn’t won $100,000 USD earlier that day.

One fighter who didn’t have such a good weekend was was former bantamweight kickboxing champion Alaverdi Ramazanov. He stormed the Lumpinee Stadium ring to accuse Haggerty of being scared of him.

The Englishman laughed it off before asking the security to remove the former champion,

“I don’t know how he got in this ring but somebody get him out!”


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Backfiring badly

It turns out that Ramazanov really shouldn’t have been in the ring. In the aftermath of the altercation Chatri Sityodtong told SCMP MMA that he was banning the Russian for six months.

Ramazanov’s plan to provoke Haggerty into accepting a fight with him clearly backfired badly. He was hoping for a title shot but will now be spending the next six months on the sidelines while he sits out his ban.

Haggerty also appeared to trade insults with Felipe Lopo. The reigning ONE Championship Muay Thai and kickboxing champion has plenty of prospective opponents out there and will clearly remember this weekend for a long time.