Nicole Chua To Be Singapore’s First Female MMA Fighter: Nicole Chua is set to become Singapore’s first ever professional female Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter when she makes her debut in the ONE Fighting Championship on 31 March at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
The 27-year-old was unveiled on Tuesday at a press conference and will be competing against some of the region’s top fighters.
While Chua’s MMA debut will create history in the sport, it is her full-time occupation that will truly surprise many.
A full-time accountant by day, the diminutive and sweet looking girl switches from numbers to punches after work, following a strict training schedule with only one rest day per week.
“I train six days a week for around four to six hours a day. So the gym is like a second home to me,” said Chua, whose foundation is in Muay Thai.
With most of her time spent in the gym doing a sport that continues to be a stereotype among females, Chua admitted having sacrificed time with her loved ones and friends to focus on her preparations for the competition. Continue Reading…