Ritu Phogat

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Ritu Phogat ONE: Winter Warriors post-event interview

Ritu Phogat was submitted in the second stanza of her bout versus Stamp Fairtex at ONE: Winter Warriors. This December 3rd clash represented the finals of the ONE Atomweight World Grand Prix.

Ritu Phogat took part in an internal Q&A session curated by ONE Championship after the contest. A few excerpts from that are below.

Ritu Phogat

Phogat’s reaction to the surprising nature of the fight finish vs Stamp

“She says yes, she’s given it her best. Of course, it was unexpected. But this is definitely not the end. Just another beginning.”

If Ritu was surprised by how good Stamp’s takedown defense was

“Yes, she definitely thinks that her defense was strong but today was her day. But Ritu will soon reclaim her glory.”

ONE: Winter Warriors

If Ritu Phogat will be chasing a rematch with Stamp Fairtex in the future

“So she says she’s determined. Of course, she will come back. She is determined to come back stronger than ever before. She is here to win the belt and she will battle out all the challenges that life throws at her in the circle. So she is game and she’s all set to reclaim her position. She’s all ready to prove herself yet again.”

Ritu’s previous response to defeat post-Bi Nguyen and how much that serves to motivate her future pursuits

“She says definitely that motivates her. That encourages her and she thinks that you win some and then you learn some. You definitely beat your wins or your losses. It will always leave you with a lesson and she will work on all of her strengths and weaknesses. She will not repeat what she’s done today. And she is going to come back stronger than ever before. She is going to put her heart, her blood, and her sweat. She will make sure that the next time she comes in, she is going to set the record straight for everyone.”

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