Xiong Jing Nan has ruled the ONE strawweight division since 2018 when she defeated Tiffany Teo to win the title. Since then, Xiong has successfully defended the title an incredible six times and carries with her a 50% finish rate inside the circle with four knockouts.
His dominance over the division is highly regarded, but ONE Championship took a look at the other side of “The Panda” in a recent Instagram post. As seen below, Xiong showed mercy and respect to a fallen opponent:
“Champions are built differently 💯 ONE World Strawweight Champion Xiong Jing Nan defends her strap again in a highly anticipated rubber match against atomweight queen Angela Lee on September 30 at ONE on Prime Video 2! 🏆 @ jingnanxiong”
Fans shared their appreciation for the compassion Xiong showed for his opponent in the brief music video, saying:
“Be a monster, but a controlled monster, 👏👏👏”
“He’s a real martial artist”
“It’s beautiful, real sportsmanship, real human”
“The highest level of being a warrior. Have mercy.
“The essence of courtesy, control, conviction and compassion.
“Sign of a true champion.”
Xiong Jing Nan ready to impress Angela Lee with a knockout in their ONE showdown on Prime Video 2
While Angela Lee took time off from the ONE Championship to give birth to her daughter and spend time with her family, Xiong Jing Nan stayed busy inside the circle, defending her world strawweight title on multiple occasions. Since losing to Lee at ONE: Century Part 1, “The Panda” has cast aside three world title contenders. However, Angela Lee was less than impressed with Xiong’s work during her sabbatical.
In a recent video clip shared on Xiong Jing Nan’s Instagram page, Lee said she was unimpressed with Xiong’s recent winning streak, suggesting the Chinese world champion was just fighting not to lose instead. only to win:
“I think you can really see that in her last performances she’s been playing not to lose instead of playing to win. And there’s a big difference there.
“The Panda” responded to Angela Lee’s comments, threatening to end Lee in the caption again, saying:
“We’ll see if you’re impressed when I finish you off again👊#ONEonPrimeVideo2”