Ok Rae Yoon, the reigning ONE Lightweight Champion, stayed out of the spotlight most of the time after beating Christian Lee in September 2021 as he savored the fruits of his labor.
But with their rematch set to take place in a few weeks, the South Korean made it clear what he really thinks about Lee’s non-stop comments following his loss to Ok.
Ok took the time to defend his win over the former champion, saying that Lee was “fighting to survive” in the crucial third round starting in round three.
“I felt it was an understandable situation for him to appeal to the judges. But still, it didn’t look good to behave like that after a game ended,” Ok said in a recent interview.
Lee was deeply confident that he had the win against Ok in his pocket and felt like the judges were conspiring against him to forfeit his title.
Most mixed martial arts (MMA) fans at the time disagreed with Lee’s comments as Ok had the advantage in the later rounds after a barrage of moves from “The Warrior” gassed him.
It can be argued that Lee was looking for a quick finish from his challenger, leading to several attempts at submission and powerful attacks.
Unfortunately for Lee, his seeming inability to let go of the loss and constantly speak publicly about it has tainted public opinion of him, and Ok slyly reacted to his rival continuing to do so.
“A true king of the jungle can sit still and be calm, and those around them will know instinctively that they are strong. But those who are weaker in the food chain, like a cat, tend to hiss and growl and make more noise, knowing they are the weaker of the two. That’s what this situation feels like to me,” Ok said.
Recently, Lee promised that he would shoot for a quick and decisive finish from Ok to regain some of the credibility he felt he had lost.
Like Lee, Ok is looking for his own justification as he’s more than willing to drag the Singapore-American back into deep water and dominate him for all five rounds.
“I’m definitely thinking about a clear punch finish, but even if I knocked him out with a punch, I’m sure there’s going to be conversations from people saying it was a lucky punch,” he said.
“If I showed them a performance where I have the upper hand against Christian Lee and dominate him in the five rounds, I think that could be a better option.”
The long-awaited rematch will take place on August 26 at 6:30 p.m. (6:30 p.m. ET) in the main event of ONE 160, with Thanh Le co-headlining his featherweight title defense against Chinese knockout artist Tang Kai.
https://www.ibtimes.com.au/ok-rae-yoon-fed-christian-lees-complaints-1837365?utm_source=Public&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=Distribution Ok Rae Yoon is fed up with Christian Lee’s complaints