Former Football Player Paul Cheng Talks About Transitioning Into MMA
Posted by Joseph Lee on 12.05.2013
He has a fight at ONE FC 13...
In an interview with MMA Junkie, Paul Cheng (3-1) spoke about still adjusting to his transistion itno MMA from playing for the Canadian Football League. He will fight Alain Ngalani (1-0) this Friday at ONE FC 13 in Manila, Philippines.
On moving to MMA: "This is not the first time I've been a professional athlete. I've participated in many sports and since I've come to MMA I've been happy with my development, especially in the past year since I've had a lot of time to train different aspects of the game."
On what he's learned from CFL: "I learned how to be a professional. I learned how to treat sports as a real profession, as a job and also dealing with pressures of playing in front of lots of people. I've played in stadiums in front of 50,000 people, and it's not the first time I'll be in that situation, so I'll be able to handle the pressure when I'm in it."
On his future: "I'm just taking it one step at a time. I've had a later start to the sport than most and I'm just going to take it one fight at a time and I'm just going to do the best I can."