By Mick Hammond
Reprinted with permission of MMA Weekly
To become a champion is special for any athlete, but for Chinese bantamweight Xian “Executioner” Ji, taking the Legend FC crown on April 27 against Agustin Delarmino and bringing it back to his native homeland meant something more.
“To win the Legend belt was my ultimate dream as an MMA fighter,” said Xian. “It has been the goal of my training the last few years and the source of motivation to keep me going.
“I believe winning the Legend belt is the dream and goal of every MMA athlete in China. (Legend welterweight champion) Li Jingliang and I will be their example, to motivate them in times of struggle. Together we will play a lead role in promoting the development of MMA in China.”
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