Two-division world champion Christian Lee believed it was important for his youthful sister, Victoria Lee, to take a pause from preventing in an effort to develop stronger as a fighter.
Throughout her year-long furlough, Victoria targeted on main a standard teenage life. That included graduating from highschool, being an aunt to her two nieces, and coaching together with her siblings on the Evolve MMA health club in Hawaii.
Like his sister, Christian Lee additionally began his profession at a younger age and understands the challenges a younger teenager faces as a full-time fighter. He defended the downtime Victoria wanted in an effort to give attention to her personal private development as a fighter.
He advised ONE Championship:
“In my view it’s essential to take a while off from preventing, particularly in a scenario like hers. She began preventing professionally at 16 years previous and you recognize simply being an expert athlete at 16 years previous that’s one thing that only a few individuals have skilled.”
Christian and his older sister, ONE atomweight world champion Angela Lee, additionally started their MMA journeys at a younger age. Having skilled success early and the world-wide consideration that got here with it meant that they needed to sacrifice numerous their teenage years to give attention to their careers.
Subsequently, permitting Victoria Lee a while off in order that she will attain a brand new stage of maturity is crucial for her progress and success in the long term.
Victoria Lee’s subsequent sufferer is India’s Zeba Bano at ONE Battle Night time 6 on Prime Video
Making her U.S. prime debut, ‘The Prodigy’ Victoria Lee has her subsequent sufferer booked for her return. India’s ‘Combating Queen’ Zeba Bano shall be taking over the problem after falling brief to Nat Jaroonsak at ONE 157 final Could.
In the meantime, Victoria has all the weather to make this matchup with Bano into an actual banger. Undefeated by a document of three skilled victories, Victoria Lee has a fame for ending her fights early.
Identical to her older sister, Angela Lee, the two-time Pankration world champion has a proclivity for takedowns and heavy groundwork, which is a trigger for concern for Zeba Bano, who not too long ago misplaced to Jaroonsak through armbar.
Nevertheless, the realm the place Bano is handiest is her standup. Having a strong basis in wushu and kickboxing, ‘Combating Queen’ has a 50/50 probability of conserving Lee on her toes.
Watch the Victoria Lee-Zeba Bano showdown dwell and without spending a dime with an Amazon Prime Video subscription on Friday, January 13.