Moises “The Lion King” Ilogon wants to fight as soon as possible after a rousing debut in ONE Championship.
The Cagayan de Oro representative stopped Choo Joon Gun in the third round of their strawweight MMA bout at ONE Friday Fights 39 to become the latest Filipino to mark his spot in the weekly Lumpinee Boxing Stadium spectacle.
The 23-year-old caught the South Korean with a body knee before throwing down heavy punches to finish Choo in impressive fashion.
“I’m hoping to get back to action by early 2024. I hope to be back in ONE Friday Fights,” he said.
“I believe I impressed in my debut, and I’m confident that I’ll get another opportunity to showcase my talent.”
But another option he has for his career is a move to Muay Thai, something that he was doing professionally before focusing on MMA.
Ilogon has had multiple professional Muay Thai bouts and has won the national championship three times.
If an offer comes to him to compete in Muay Thai, then he’s open to it.
“If ONE gives me the opportunity to compete in it, I’ll accept it without a blink of an eye,” he said.
But if he’s to be asked, he wants to focus in MMA,
“I’ll be ready to return to Muay Thai if given the chance, but the priority is still MMA for me though,” he said.
“This is where I see myself having the most potential to succeed. If I’m to be asked, I’d love to continue on with my MMA career.”