Known for his tremendous one-punch power, Filipino strawweight Jeremy “The Jaguar” Miado is arguably one of the most underrated competitors in the field of mixed martial arts in the Philippines.
However, he lost the brilliance of his impressive billing after bowing to a former World Champion in their much-anticipated rematch earlier this year.
The 26-year-old Albay City native admitted that he was outworked by Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke of Thailand in their rematch at ONE: CALL OF GREATNESS in Singapore last February, yielding to his rival via second-round TKO.
“To be honest, I am disappointed in my last match. I wasn’t able to show everything that I worked for. I also struggled with my conditioning and it led to my poor performance in that night,” said Miado.
“I know it hurts as it dampened my position in the rankings but I know that it will only teach me to be a better athlete moving forward.”
After going back to the drawing board to review what went wrong in his bout against Amnuaysirichoke, Miado is now eager to get back in action to prove to all that he is still one of the top caliber competitors in the deep 56.7-kilogram weight class.
“In martial arts, you either win or learn and in that case I learned. I know that my opponents are all top flight and that’s why I need to just keep on getting better and better,” said Miado.
“I’m excited to fight again. Though there isn’t anything scheduled for me, I continue training and sparring non-stop.I want to make a statement in my next fight. Not just any other win, but a statement.”
Miado is very vocal of his desire to become a world champion under the Home of Martial Arts umbrella, but after evaluating his previous performance, he realized that there are still tons of things to work on before he can get the shot for the division’s gold-plated strap.
“I’ve always dreamt of being a World Champion and I know that it’s not just enough to dream, I have to work for it,” said Miado.
“I’m still far from where I really want to be, but I have to start now if I want to be successful in this sport.”