Grigorian Hopes 4th Time Is The Charm At GLORY 57
Marat Grigorian returns to the GLORY ring on August 25th, not only for a chance to become GLORY lightweight champion, but to get a win over longtime rival, Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong.
For the fourth time in their careers, Grigorian will stand across from “Killer Kid,” with Sitsongpeenong taking the first three fights all by decision.
Speaking exclusively with FIGHT SPORTS on this week, Grigorian views the prior losses as nothing more than motivation.
“I don’t think too much about that,” Grigorian said about his prior losses to the current lightweight champion.
“That said, I’m even more motivated to beat him… I will not leave it to the judges.”
Walking into GLORY 57 in Shenzhen, Grigorian is “hungrier” than ever to get a victory. Grigorian has amassed a seven fight win streak since his last loss at GLORY 36, to Sitsongpeenong, and is looks to keep the streak going in his return to the country where he won the Kunlun Fight World MAX Tournament earlier this year.
“I love fighting in China,” Girgorian told FIGHT SPORTS as he heads there for the 12th time.
“I have a ton of fans and followers here. Fighting here now, for the biggest promotion in the world, is a great honor.”
When asked if Saturday night is the end of an era for he and Sitsongpeenong, Grigorian believes that whatever the result is, its not the end for them and their feud.
“In my mind, it would end nothing,” said Grigorian on if he wins at GLORY 57. “I’m a fighter who will take on anyone, whenever, wherever.”
“If Sitthichai earns the opportunity and is the next fighter in front of me, I would welcome the fight. It just makes my legacy even better!”