Newly topped ONE heavyweight champion Arjan Bhullar has aspirations of hoisting up two belts one day.
Bhullar (11-1) fair lately made history by changing into the first fighter of Indian descent to salvage a title in mixed martial arts when he stopped Brandon Vera in the 2d spherical to divulge the heavyweight belt at “ONE Championship: Dangal” in Singapore.
Having competed at heavyweight for his complete pro occupation, Bhullar is now wanting for a switch all the map down to light heavyweight to jog after a 2d belt – but not until he’s defended his heavyweight title first.
“I’m consistently wanting for another insist and to manufacture history and grow,” Bhullar urged MMA Junkie. “Vera tried to head down and became once unsuccessful, so there’s never been anyone from ONE that’s long past down and obtained the light heavyweight belt. Indubitably that’s on the radar, and that’s one thing that I’d are wanting to invent.
“Immediately, no. I are wanting to defend this, and we genuinely obtained some stuff cooking in the oven with pro wrestling, as smartly, but that is on the radar. I’m consistently wanting for sleek and challenging stuff, rather than rinse and repeat.”
When Bhullar made the stroll in opposition to Vera, it became once his first fight since October 2019, marking the longest time faraway from competition since childhood for the lifelong wrestler. Currently riding a four-fight successful trudge, the 35-year-ragged Bhullar objectives to be an energetic champion.
“Here is the longest layoff I’ve had of my complete life since I became once somewhat toddler from competition,” Bhullar stated. “I’m not aged to sitting spherical for a year, year-plus. I are wanting to compete, so that’s going to happen, and that’s going to happen like a flash. I correct are wanting to revel in this for now. I at closing obtained out of quarantine, and get some sleek air and sunlight, and we’ll get support into it.”