State Counsellor meets with Aung La Nsang

22 October 2019
State Counsellor meets with Aung La Nsang
Photo: Aung La Nsang/Facebook

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi has met with Myanmar MMA champion Aung La Nsang in Tokyo during her visit to the country to attend the enthronement ceremony of Emperor Naruhito.

In a Facebook posting the MMA champion wrote,  'My family got a pleasant surprise to meet the State Counselor  Aung San Suu Kyi. She congratulated me on my @onechampionship match. Somewhere in our conversation, I felt like I was talking to a close family I’ve known for my entire life. It’s amazing how sweet and relatable she is. My family loves her and she inspires me to be a better person. Thank you Aunty Suu, this has been the highlight of my Japan trip.'

ONE two-division World Champion Aung La Nsang, aka the Burmese Python, capped off a historic fight in Tokyo with a knockout win over Brandon Vera to retain the ONE Light Heavyweight World Title last weekend adding to his MMA record of 25 wins.