ONE Championship veteran Phoe Thaw was hospitalized earlier this week after suffering injuries related to a bomb blast in Myanmar.
There are conflicting reports about how Thaw suffered an injury from a bomb.
It was alleged by military-owned news network Myawaddy TV that Thaw’s injuries were suffered while he tested a home-made bomb. This claim was disputed by a source who spoke with Reuters, who claimed the bomb “had been left at the gym car park by a policeman posing as a civilian.”
Thaw, 36, has been detained while being treated for injuries at the hospital.
Myanmar has been in major political turmoil since the military formed a coup against the government of Myanmar earlier this year.
The military has reportedly killed at least 769 people and detained 3,700 since February, per numbers provided by the military. These numbers are hard to verify or further specify due to the strict restrictions around reporting in the country.
Thaw has been outspoken about rejecting the coup attempt.
“We prayed for the people who died during upraising murdered by Myanmar Polices and Soldiers,” said Thaw via Instagram in February. “Reject Military Coup. The Dictatorship Must Fall.”
Thaw has been an active member of the ONE Championship roster since 2015. He has fought for them 10 times, putting together eight wins in his stint. He last competed on a card in 2019, where he was submitted within a round by Yoon Chang Min.