Ahead of UFC Fight Night Singapore: Holm vs Correia on 17 June, we invited UFC fighter Michelle Waterson to the TripleFit Singapore gym at Millenia Walk to lead a short two-hour fight camp comprising 10 A-Listers and fitness personalities.
Waterson grew up doing martial arts but started out in the fighting promotion as a ring girl first. “I remember watching [some] fights and being like, ‘Wow, what they’re doing on the inside of the Octagon looks way more fun than what I’m doing here on the outside. So I talked to a promoter about fighting, and he kind of said, ‘Pssht’ and blew me off. But Donald Cerrone overheard me talking about how interested I was, so he came into my job and left me a note and was like ‘Hey if you’re serious about getting into fighting, get your butt in the gym.’ So I did,” Waterson said.
Despite having no amateur fights, Waterson won her first two professional fights, and now travels the world with her husband and daughter fighting and flying the UFC banner.
Little did the men in the UFC x AUGUSTMAN fight camp know that the lady with the pretty face and high kicks were going to bring them through a gauntlet of stamina, conditioning and technique exercises that left them breathless, sweaty and cursing under their breaths. The portable cooler we brought filled with complimentary Pocari Sweat sports drinks were quickly depleted as the session wore on. Waterson even managed to make one of them puke, much to her delight. We suspect she might be a bit of a sadist.
Check out what the men went through in the video above and purchase your tickets to UFC Fight Night Singapore: Holm vs Correia, if you haven’t already done so.