Mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Aung La N Sang, regarded as one of the best in the sport, made donations on a visit to IDP camps in Kachin State.
Arriving in Myitkyina on Sunday, he went to an IDP camp run by the Kachin Baptist Church in Mongna village, Waingmaw township. After mixing with camp residents, he donated TVs, mosquito coins, clothes and K3.5 million to the displaced people.
Aung La N Sang was mobbed by welcomed by the residents of Myitkyina and the displaced people.
“I feel very glad to return to my roots. I really enjoy arriving in Kachin State. I will pray for you tomorrow. I will have nothing particular about my plan,” Aung La N Sang said.
Aung La N Sang was honoured at Dukahtaung Church and welcomed by Kachin artists at the Manaw sports ground on Sunday. He visited a drug rehabilitation clinic.
“Aung La N Sang has not returned to Myitkyina for more than 14 years. His grandparents and relatives feel very glad to see him in his native place. He will go to the IDP camps and the drug rehabilitation centres. He has plans to provide other assistance,” Bauk Htwel Naw, the brother of Aung La N Sang, said.
Aung La N Sang took part in MMA tournaments in Yangon last year, but he failed to visit his native place. He won three MMA matches with good results last year, but in early 2017 he lost to the middleweight world champion, Russian Vitaly Bigdash, on points.
After competing for the world championship title, he is dedicated to training sessions. Dubbed the Burmese Python, he plans to participate in an MMA tournament in Yangon in July and is determined to bring home a world title to Myanmar. He is in training for the world championship title.