WHETHER or not Eduard Folayang will be included in the upcoming Sept. 15 and 16 edition of Martial Combat, the reigning Superfight champion will continue to train and improve his skills for upcoming bouts.
Although talks are still ongoing for his title defense in Asia's answer to the Universal Fighting Championship, Folayang's stint in Singapore will still be known this month.
"Nothing is final yet. We are still negotiating," said the 26-year old former teacher of the tournament sanctioned by the Asian Mix Martial Arts Federation.
"But for now I'll just have my conditioning training just in case."
Folayang is supposed to compete in next month's event but his matchmaker has yet to find a worthy opponent even as his promoters in the URCC are thinking of having him fight in another blockbuster titled fight.
"We're hoping we could get another shot at the title because for all we know, Eduard is one of the main stars in the Asian mix martial arts scene," said URCC president and founder Alvin Aguilar in a text message.
Since his bitter loss December of 2009, Folayang went on to rack up three more consecutive wins; two via ground and pound, while his recent fight went the distance escaping through a unanimous victory against Bau She Ri Gu Leng for the Superfight belt in Singapore's Martial Combat event.
His win is the latest in a long line of impressive performances from the 26-year-old, who is already being tipped to follow in the footsteps of Mark Munoz and Brandon Vera, the most renowned Filipino MMA practitioners at present.
Folayang said he is using his stint in the fast rising MMA as part of his training for the Asian Games set November in Guangzhou, China.
A silver medalist in the Doha Games four years ago, Folayang is one of several athletes tapped to win gold medals in Guangzhou. (Roderick Osis)