This week, ONE FC strawweight, Sherilyn Lim, spoke to Singapore’s SuperSports 360 about her upcoming rematch against Ann Osman.  She said the rematch would be different from her and Osman’s original fight because both wanted this fight more than the last time.

Despite wanting it more, the twenty-three-year-old Singaporean also stated her rematch against Osman would be less emotional than their first fight.  She described their last fight as “very rough” and said this fight would be “cleaner” and “smarter”.

Lim also took the time to answer questions about women’s MMA.  When asked what she thought about working in a “male-dominated sport” Lim said she didn’t understand why people attached so much importance to gender.  According to her, people of all sexes (Lim even used the example of a person who was a hermaphrodite from birth) could achieve MMA “skill sets” if they worked hard enough.   And though she conceded that the women’s division was small, she said it would only be a matter of time before women had “their own stage.”

Lim did, however, admit she missed the “girly stuff” she had to give up in order to make it in MMA: make-up, pretty clothes, shoes, and a social life.

Check out the full interview below.

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Chris Zahar is an American-born journalist. He has been covering Asian MMA since 2013, and his work has been featured in both Fight of the Night and Yahoo Sports. He has also interviewed such top Asian, ONE FC stars as Rob Lisita, Paul Cheng, and Sam "Sung Ming Yen." Chris also has the honor of training at TOUGH MMA, the only Taiwanese fight team to have exclusive partnership with ONE Fighting Championship. In his spare time, Chris not only enjoys mixed martial arts, but studies politics, philosophy, and Chinese. He is also happily married and a proud father to his son. Chris resides in Taiwan.