Rodtang Jitmuangnon ordained as Buddhist monk

Rodtang Jitmuangnon, Superlek Kiatmoo9

ONE Championship’s Rodtang Jitmuangnon has been ordained as a Buddhist monk. 

The 25-year-old has entered monastic life ahead of his marriage next month. In a video posted to Facebook, Rodtang shaved his head and was doused with cold water as part of a traditional ceremony. He later joined a monastery for two weeks.

Another step in my life. Thank you everyone,” Rodtang wrote on Facebook. 

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Rodtang Jitmuangnon via Facebook

Rodtang Jitmuangnon Wants Add Another Belt to His Resume

The Muay Thai Champion is coming off a unanimous decision win over Jiduo Yibu on January 14 on ONE Fight Night 6. 

Rodtang recently spoke with the South China Morning Post about his desire to win a kickboxing title. He named new ONE flyweight kickboxing champion Superlek Kiatmoo9 as a potential opponent. 

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Absolutely my goal is to claim the kickboxing belt, so once I achieve that, I will move to MMA.” Rodtang said. “Any time for the title fight is OK, it depends on Chatri [Sityodtong, ONE chairman and CEO].” (h/t South China Morning Post)

Sityodtong has expressed interest in the proposed fight for a kickboxing or muay thai setting but is focused on the upcoming openweight $1 million muay thai grand prix. No additional details have been revealed about the date, seedings, and location. In the meantime, Rodtang is preparing for his wedding as a buddhist monk.