Yi Long (left) could be Xu Xiaodong’s next opponent, according to reports in Chinese media. Photo: Twitter

Xu Xiaodong could next face Yi Long – but this ‘fake Shaolin monk’ can actually fight

  • Chinese MMA fighter will need to take Yi Long a lot more seriously than usual martial arts frauds
  • Yi Long is self-trained in Shaolin kung fu but has serious kick-boxing pedigree
Topic |   Martial arts

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Yi Long (left) could be Xu Xiaodong’s next opponent, according to reports in Chinese media. Photo: Twitter
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Nick Atkin

Nick Atkin

Nick is a production editor on the South China Morning Post’s sport desk, where he covers mixed martial arts (MMA). He was previously a sports writer and editor for ESPN.