Wee during the UFC Singapore Open Workouts at Marina Bay Sand on New Year's Day. (Yahoo Photo / Cheryl Tay)
But just a year ago, he was on the verge of quitting MMA altogether.
“I wanted to stop and do other stuff,” Wee, 27, revealed to Yahoo Singapore last week. “Because I was studying, teaching (at Impact MMA gym) and training at the same time, there was no full commitment to training hard; no time to compete.”
“In this sport, no matter how hard you train, if there’s no fight, no competition, you won’t have the fire burning,” the 1.7m-tall fighter explained.
As fate would have it, Wee, a recent graduate in marketing and management from Murdoch University, hung on – and a few months later in July, the opportunity of a lifetime presented itself in the form of UFC reality TV show The Ultimate Fighter: China (TUF China).Read More »from Singapore’s first-ever UFC fighter Royston Wee almost quit MMA