“The Burmese Python” Aung La N Sang, 34, was tested for the new coronavirus (COVID-19) on June 29, 2020. The reigning ONE Light Heavyweight and Middleweight World Champion took to Facebook and Instagram to announce that the result came back positive on July 2, 2020.
Because of this, Aung and his family will quarantine themselves until July 16, 2020. He said he had a slight fever along with congestion, body ache and fatigue but he remained optimistic.
Originally from Myitkyina, Kachin, Myanmar, Aung attended International School Yangon in Yangon, Myanmar and Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, United States. He currently lives in Elkridge, Maryland, USA with his wife and their two children.
As of July 2, 2020, Elkridge has 2,602 confirmed COVID-19 cases. The census-designated place has 84 deaths related to the virus.
Meanwhile, Myanmar is one of the countries with few COVID-19 cases. As of July 2, 2020, the Southeast Asian country has 303 cases and six deaths related to the virus.
As a mixed martial artist, Aung has been competing professionally since 2005. He made his ONE Championship debut in 2014.
Aung has been reigning as the ONE Middleweight World Champion since June 30, 2017. He has been holding the ONE Light Heavyweight World Championship title since February 23, 2018.
The most recent bout of the two-division ONE Championship world champion was at “ONE: Century” Part 2 in Tokyo, Japan on October 13, 2019. The Burmese MMA superstar knocked out reigning ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera, 42, of the Philippines, who tried to capture the ONE Light Heavyweight World Championship belt.
Earlier this year, Aung was appointed as a Dai-ichi Life Insurance Myanmar Ltd. brand ambassador. He stated, “I am committed to the cause of improving the lives of our people in Myanmar, just as they have supported me throughout my career.”
“For me, insurance is a safeguard of the future for myself and my family,” the Myitkyina native continued. “It is something everyone needs and I want to help Dai-ichi Life spread this understanding in our country.”