2 weeks Striegl follows Pacquiao’s mountain path to glory Manilatimes |Sports
HONG KONG: Mark Striegl makes his UFC debut in Abu Dhabi this weekend having taken a path forged by centuries of feared Filipino warriors and followed by boxing great Manny Pacquiao. Striegl based himself in the cool mountain climate of Baguio City and it paid off as he became the only Philippines-based fighter on the UFC’s books. “There’s the high-altitude training but there’s also the history there,” said Filipino-American Striegl. “Once I’d fought there, I couldn’t get myself to leave.” Baguio City — on the northern Philippines island of Luzon — has in the past hosted eight-weight world champion ... more