Angela Lee featured in Muscle and Fitness magazine

Angela Lee featured in Muscle and Fitness magazine

The ONE atomweight world champion Angela Lee has been featured in Muscle and Fitness journal, the place she mentioned motherhood and being a champion in MMA.

Angela Lee is simply coming off the largest win of her profession. After an extended layoff to have a toddler, she returned to the ONE circle to face high contender Stamp Fairtex and defended her title.

Lee commented on this layoff and comeback when she spoke with Muscle & Fitness:

“Being a first-time mother, I didn’t know what to anticipate. How would my physique be after I gave delivery? How a lot time would it not take to get again into the swing of issues? I used to be attempting to analysis different fighters that had been mothers as properly… I did step on the mats and practice however I had limitations. It was very irritating for me as a result of earlier than I used to be pregnant, I had defended my title for the fourth time. I’m so glad I didn’t push issues and rush issues too rapidly as a result of there was a very excessive likelihood that I may have injured myself and pushed [my progress] again many months.”

Stamp is a two-sport world champion, having held titles in kickboxing and Muay Thai, and she or he additionally captured the atomweight Grand Prix title in 2021 by defeating Ritu Phogat. Angela Lee handed this take a look at by enduring an early onslaught and finally submitting the Thai-born challenger within the second spherical. Lee has now defended her title in 5 fights.

See her full story in Muscle & Fitness here.

Watch Angela Lee vs. Stamp Fairtex under:

Angela Lee on struggling and restoration

She could also be a world titleholder, however she nonetheless struggles with confidence at occasions. Lee stepped away from the game for practically three years, and in that point, she had a baby.

Stepping again into the gymnasium to prepare for a world title protection was no straightforward process. It wasn’t her physique that was struggling, however her thoughts. Lee mentioned:

“In MMA, in fight sports activities, in sports activities generally, I actually assume that it’s 90% psychological. This previous battle camp, I struggled a lot with that. Just gaining my confidence again, as a result of it had been some time since I stepped out of the cage. Loads occurred in that point… You may actually see my complete shift in mindset from the start of camp, to the mid-camp, to the top of camp, after which once I arrived in Singapore on battle week there was little question in my thoughts that I knew what I used to be there to do and I knew that I may do it.”

After a while away and having a toddler, she submitted the challenger for her title, Stamp Fairtex. Angela Lee is subsequent searching for to complete a trilogy in opposition to ONE girls’s strawweight champion Xiong Jing Nan. The two fighters are tied 1-1 of their collection.

The subsequent ONE Championship occasion is ONE 157, which will likely be broadcast reside from the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Friday, May 20.

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