Jeremy “The Jaguar” Miado believes nothing can be achieved in life without hard work and discipline, which are two traits he has developed in his time training in mixed martial arts.
Last 23 November, the Filipino hard-hitter electrified the crowd inside the Mall Of Asia Arena with his scintillating second-round technical knockout of Peng Xue Wen at ONE: CONQUEST OF CHAMPIONS.
He displayed his explosive striking, as well as his improved grappling, to dominate his Chinese foe from the get-go.
Miado credits his jaw-dropping stoppage victory to his work ethic and his constant desire to tighten his skill set.
“No doubt my victory in front of my countrymen was the result of my hard work and will to win,” he said.
“I trained almost every day to sharpen my tools inside the cage. We were able to do all the adjustments that we planned heading into that bout and executed them perfectly.”
“The Jaguar” also acknowledged the help he received when he trained overseas for two weeks back in October.
In preparation for his strawweight bout at ONE: CONQUEST OF CHAMPIONS, he briefly left his home in Marikina City, Philippines to train at the Kota Kinabalu-based Borneo Tribal Squad under the watchful eye of AJ “Pyro” Lias Mansor.
While at the Malaysian gym, he further developed his grappling and strengthened his already fierce stand-up game.
“The things I learned at Borneo Tribal [Squad] were definitely essential in my victory over Peng,” he shared.
“My takedown defense was enhanced, which was very evident on that evening. The different drills helped me add power to my strikes.”
Now back in the winner’s column, Miado is motivated to become a more complete mixed martial artist and build on his momentum next year.
“Seeing positive results inspires you to push yourself more to the limit,” he explained.
“My win in Manila is just the beginning. Expect more explosive performances from me this coming 2019. The best is yet to come.”