Ritu Phogat is confident that the hard work she has put in since switching to Mixed Martial Arts has put her in good stead towards achieving the dream of becoming a world champion. Ritu will be up against Cambodian Nou Srey Pov this Friday at One- Inside The Matrix – One Championship in Singapore.Also Read - T20 World Cup 2021: Ravichandran Ashwin Has Been Rewarded For Reviving His White Ball Skills, Says Virat Kohli

The 25-year-old Indian had gotten the better of veteran Wu Chiao Chen of China for her second straight Championship win earlier this year in February. Also Read - MS Dhoni's Eye For Intricate Details & Practical Advice Will Help Team India: Virat Kohli

“I am not far from my dream of bagging the world championship title in MMA because I have been working hard for a long time now. One Championship has also announced a Grand Prix tournament next year which will feature eight champions,” Ritu was quoted as saying by news agency IANS. Also Read - Virat Kohli Responds to Reports About Rahul Dravid's Appointment as Head Coach: "No Idea Exactly What's Happening"

Ritu said her latest opponent is an experienced champion but she is ready for the battle.

“She is an experienced MMA champion and it will be a tough and interesting fight between the both of us. I am ready and have worked extremely hard for this. I am ready to give it my best! And as far as strategies are concerned, I would want each one of you to tune in and watch some of the strategies I deploy against the opponent,” she said.

Ritu is a big Virat Kohli fan and whenever there’s some free time, she watches Royal Challengers Bangalore play in the ongoing IPL in UAE.

“When it comes to cricket and IPL, I am a really big Virat Kohli fan,” she said on Star Sports’ Cricket Live. Whenever I get time off from training, I watch his team RCB’s matches and fully support them. I find Virat Kohli style of playing very smooth & pure, and I like that a lot.”

She also said Kohli’s work ethic and training videos inspire her. “He never gives up and always gives his 100% on the field, I find that very inspiring. I am inspired and feel motivated by Virat Kohli’s training videos on social media. I support and cheer for Virat Kohli’s team RCB and I hope you all will give me your support and cheer for me this Friday.” she said.