ONE’s Bi Nguyen Just Waiting For Her Return Fight (Exclusive)
For ONE Championship athlete Bi Nguyen, being able to get out and about has helped with both her mental and physical betterment during the pandemic.
Nguyen, a 30-year-old who competes in the atomweight division, has spent the past year competing for the promotion. She owns a win over Dwi Ani Retno Wulan around a pair of tough decision losses.
“I’ve been doing the best I can,” Nguyen told FightLine during an exclusive interview. “Luckily where I am in Houston our parks remained open. That has helped my mental and physical health. I’ve really worked on my conditioning during this time.”
Following a standout amateur career, Nguyen turned pro in 2016. She eventually made her way to ONE and has turned her attention to rising through the ranks.
Born in Vietnam, Nguyen has called the United States home since she was a young child. She first took up Muay Thai to learn self-defense and improve her confidence before transitioning into competitive fighting.
“I’m wagering waiting for a call from ONE Championship matchmakers,” Nguyen said. “Whenever. Wherever. Whoever. I am in.”
Subscribe and get our daily emails and follow us on social media.
By opting in, you agree to receive emails with the latest MMA News & Analysis from MMA Frenzy. Your information will not be shared with or sold to 3rd parties.
The time off has allowed Nguyen to continue planning for her own future – both in terms of short- and long-term.
“I’ve had more time to think about how well I’m planning for the future,” she said. “Especially after my fighting career and how I can better those plans.”
We all come from different walks of life and will have different opinions influenced by our own life experiences. Show compassion to yourself and others. ♥️ https://t.co/0rO2Wsdmvf
— Bi Nguyen “killer bee” (@killerbeemma) May 11, 2020
As for when things clear up and ONE Championship returns to live action, Nguyen believes things will be similar in many instances.
“The only difference may be the closed events, but it will just be another thrilling competition for me,” Nguyen said. “I don’t think it’ll be any different for me competing.”
Join me and @SaigonChildren for THE STEPS CHALLENGE, a virtual race where 100% of the sign-up fee will be used to support children in Vietnam that are at risk of dropping out of school due to family income loss caused by COVID-19.
— Bi Nguyen “killer bee” (@killerbeemma) May 4, 2020