Angela Lee Feeling 100% Again Following Her Car Accident Last November
The rematch everyone has been waiting for will go down on May 18 when ONE Championship play host to Angela Lee vs Mei Yamaguchi II at ONE: Unstoppable Dreams.
Lee and Yamaguchi were originally scheduled to rematch last November, but after Lee was involved in a serious car accident in her native Hawaii, the fight was called off.
Thankfully Lee didn’t suffer any major injuries and is now ready to return in May. Speaking on a ONE Championship conference call last week, Lee spoke of her excitement for her long awaited return.
“I can’t wait to be back in the ONE Championship cage. It’s been a while for me, but I realized with this time off from training and fighting has really given me a renewed outlook on things. It’s really reignited my passion for martial arts.
“There have been many ups and downs in the past year, but with the support of my family I’ve managed to overcome all of these adversities and I’m looking forward to a great night on May 18.”
Lee’s car accident last November was no joke. According to police reports, the car flipped multiple and the ONE Championship champion was lucky to have escaped just badly shaken.
“I’m very grateful and extremely lucky to have survived the accident with minimal injuries,” Lee said. “I’ve taken the time I’ve needed to fully recover physically, mentally and emotionally and now I’m just ready to get back to doing what I love the most which is competing.
“I feel like everything happens for a reason. I overcame this adversity, just like all adversities in life and I’m just ready to get back in action.”
With her love and passion for MMA back in her mind, Lee is now fully focused on retaining her title on May 18. If the fight is anything like the first, Lee will have to be at her best and she’s comfortable that she will be exactly that when the two collide again in Singapore.
“The accident happened in early November and after that I took a little break from training completely,” Lee said. “I attended the event in Singapore and over Christmas and New Year I just really spent time with my family. I had a lot of love and support coming from them and is was maybe a couple of weeks into January where I stepped on the mats again and that’s when I began to remember why I love martial arts and why I loved training in the first place.
“I just had fun with it. There was no stress of an upcoming fight being scheduled and I slowly, slowly began to [have] things go back to normal. Now, it’s March already and I feel 100% back to normal. I think mentally that was the biggest step I needed to overcome. I feel great now and I have no issues.”