Filipino fighter Jeremy Miado drew praises from William Aranguiz, the director of mixed martial arts program in Bangkok-based stable Marrok Force.
Miado was the latest Filipino to join Marrok Force, teaming up with compatriots Denice and Drex Zamboanga.
On top of his improvements in a short span of time time with Marrok Force, Aranguiz noticed that Miado is not someone who “doesn’t give up easily.”
“He has a very strong fighting heart and he loves his family. I know it has been very difficult for him recently, having been away from his family for over two years to focus on his career and it’s really a tough period for him,” said Aranguiz. “But he still comes into the gym looking to work hard every single day, and he’s just waiting patiently for his moment to shine.”
Miado earlier bared that he has been training twice a day in Bangkok ahead of his MMA comeback in a rematch against Miao Li Tao in the first installment of the three-part series ONE: NEXTGEN next Friday, Oct. 29 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Aranguiz pointed out that Miado worked on his footwork, timing, wrestling, takedown defense, while maintaining that striking prowess.
“He (Miado) has improved a lot already,” said the Chilean mentor. “I can say that Jeremy is a very humble fighter and as a martial artist, humility is a great trait to have. He’s a very simple man, a hard worker, and very coachable. I couldn’t be happier to have him as part of our team.”
Aranguiz also said that Miado’s focus has been on points since this will be the first time in his career that he was trained as a sponsored athlete no less than the help of the Zamboanga siblings, who referred him to the Marrok Force squad.
“We all vibe with each other one hundred percent, more than a team, as a family. We all work great together. We are a pack of wolves,” added Aranguiz.
The 28-year-old Miado, who owns a 9-4 record, last saw action in November 2019 against Miao where he knocked out his Chinese rival down the canvas with a flying knee.
Despite the two-year hiatus, Miado’s transition to Marrok Force was a huge step for him to avoid ring rust and improve his arsenal.
Miao, for his part, dropped to a 6-4 slate after recently suffering defeat at the hands of former ONE strawweight world champion on August. (Carlo Anolin) ###