URCC chief Aguilar on Drex Zamboanga's One Championship quest: 'That's no problem'

URCC chief Aguilar on Drex Zamboanga's One Championship quest: 'That's no problem'

Drex Zamboanga
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--URCC founder Alvin Aguilar said on Thursday that he is fine with reigning bantamweight champion Drex Zamboanga strutting his wares at One Championship.

"He can go up with One FC if he wants. That's no problem," Aguilar told reporters present at the online Usapang Sports forum by the Tabloid Organization in Philippine Sports. "If he wants to fight there, that's good for him."

His remark came a day after Zamboanga, who is currently based in Bangkok, said that he is now looking to vie for a title opportunity at One.

[Related Story: Drex Zamboanga eyeing bantamweight return, One title shot]

Zamboanga has two options: stay at One's flyweight ranks and work his way up to a possible title showdown with fellow Filipino fighter Joshua Pacio or make a return to the bantamweights and go after Brazilian champ Bibiano Fernandes' own belt instead.

Aguilar, on the other hand, stressed how the Zamboanga's latest achievement is in line with URCC's mission.

"Our goal when it first started is to make sure that we showcase Filipino mixed martial artists to the world," Aguilar further said.

Pacio's seniors at Team Lakay like Eduard Folayang also began carving their careers at URCC before becoming some of One's superstars.

Aguilar added that he and Zamboanga have already talked about the latter's situation in the Thai capital, but the former remained mum on whether the latter has to relinquish his URCC belt if he wins the One Championship gold. 

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