Sherilyn Lim Talks About Her Debut AT One FC 11
Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.04.2013
And her start in MMA...
In an interview with MMA Junkie, Sherilyn Lim (0-0) spoke about why she started in MMA and her upcoming fight against Ann Osman on October 18 at One FC 11: Total Domination. Here are highlights:
On why she started MMA training: "I grew up a fat kid. I was really, really fat and out of shape. Initially, it was just a weight loss thing. I wanted to lose weight. It was also that, it's a martial art. In the event that I might need to use it for self-defense, I have that option. If I could lose weight and learn something useful, why not?"
On women in Singapore: "There's a more traditional mindset with regards to women here, but I think it's changing because there are way more women in the workforce now. It used to be that it was all the men. They were the ones bringing the money home. But now women in Singapore are not just educated, but contributing to the workforce. They're also the ones bringing home money for their household. I think that's when these attitudes started to change."
On Singapore's negative reaction to her decision to compete in MMA: "I expected that. There's a stereotype that women should not be competing in combat sports, or anything, for that matter. But we're definitely drifting away from that old-school thinking where women are supposed to be only housewives, taking care of kids. It's shifting away from that because there are more women working and having kids. It's the same thing with fighting. People are now getting excited about watching women fight in Singapore."