ONE 115 pound Champion Angela Lee wants to avoid making the same mistakes former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey made in her career.
In a recent interview, Lee revealed she learned a lot from Rousey’s last fight in the UFC.
In December, at UFC 207, Rousey returned to the UFC after a 13-month absence to fight UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes. At 48 seconds into the first round, the referee stopped the fight, declaring Nunes the winner via TKO.
Angela Lee says it is important to surround yourself with people who will be honest with you. She believes that is how her career will differ to Rousey’s.
“As brutal as it is, that’s the fight game,” Lee said. ‘And that’s how things go down. The sport is full of ups and downs, highs and lows. For me, it’s just incredibly important to just surround yourself with people that are going to be honest with you. And you have to be honest with yourself.
“The most important thing is to just keep learning and keep improving. That’s the whole thing about martial arts – to just keep improving yourself as a person.”
Lee (6-0-0) is undefeated. In her last fight, she won the inaugural ONE 115 pound title after picking up a dominant decision against Mei Yamaguchi. Lee’s previous five wins all came by submission in the ONE promotion. She has been receiving a lot of hype, particularly in Asia and is currently their biggest star.
Lee will headline ONE Championship: Warrior Kingdom on March 11 in Bangkok, Thailand. She will defend her title for the first time against fellow undefeated fighter Jenny Huang, whose last three wins have all come by submission.