20 February 2013 18:31 | By Jeremy Lim, xinmsn Sports
Eddie Ng: Once bullied for being Asian, now a fearsome MMA fighter

Eddie Ng

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Growing up as an Asian kid in the United Kingdom was tough for Ng, who was hardly the lean, toned fighting machine he is today. While it was more name-calling and racist insults rather than physical abuse, there were times when people would “throw a bag and hit me in the face for no reason whatsoever,” he says. “It was very damaging to my self-confidence, every day people making negative comments and racist remarks. And back then I didn’t know how to defend myself.”

Inspired by Bruce Lee, Ng tried to learn Wing Chun and later Brazilian Jiu-jitsu from videos and the internet. A self-taught practitioner, he initially had no idea if he was doing things right or not.

Feb 21, 2013 8:20PM
I hate racism it's everywhere.. I'm glad he fought his way out of it to succesful person
Feb 22, 2013 3:12AM

Not being scared when Mount Tai collapses before one's eyes; not being frightened when the thunder claps nearby. Good luck, mate.

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