Mar 11, 2017 10:33 AM EST

Champion In The Ring: Mixed Martial Arts Life Lessons

Mixed Martial Arts or MMA is more than just those jump kicks and fighter movements. MMA can help people succeed in so many ways. There are a lot of inspiring MMA life lessons that people must know about. There are so much more than just being a champion in the ring.

According to CNBC, Chatri Sityodtong, a senior Muay Thai instructor and founder of ONE Championship, said that if not for MMA, he would not be the entrepreneur that he is today. Sityodtong also runs Evolve MMA, which is a leading gym for both MMA professional and amateur fighters. He owes his success to MMA.

Evolve caters diverse clients, its youngest member is a 4-year-old girl, while the oldest one is 75 years old. Discipline counts a lot in MMA training. It can instill humility, courage and the right work ethic. Aside from that, it gives you the desire to overcome challenges. And most of all, it will encourage you to improve for the better.

Sityodtong points out that those qualities are vital in everyone’s lives. It is applicable in family, work and even in love. It can help lead you to success. That is why for fighters who are very much committed to the sports, the mental results are very rewarding for them.

"After putting in thousands of hours into MMA, you end up battling yourself and overcoming insecurities. I wanted to quit so many times because I was failing, scared, or because someone else was better than me but you learn to get past those feelings," says Sityodtong.

South China Morning Post shares that Angela Lee handles her success in a very positive light. She remains grounded and grateful for all the opportunities. That is why Sityodtong sees her as an ideal champion.

“Not only is she the best women’s world champion on the planet right now, but she exemplifies everything One Championship stands for. She is humble, kind, courageous and inspirational,” explains Sityodtong.

In other sports news, Jobs & Hire reported about the possible boxing match between Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan. Both parties are said to be negotiating about the lucrative match.

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