Terrence Chan, 31, has won PokerStars' Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) two times and has had a very successful online poker career in general. Apart from being a good poker, Chan's also good at Kick Boxing and Brazilian JiuJitsu, two sports that he has practiced for many years. In fact, his interest for martial arts have overshaded poker recently and last year he became a MMA-fighter and had his first fight, which he won on technical knockout.
In an interview, Chan talked about his MMA career.
"MMA has changed my life. It's the best thing I could have done for myself. Now I focus on health, fitness and the art. The sport has made me a more spiritual person and I have became mentally strong."
MMA - not a sport for everyone
I would recommend MMA to other poker players, but at the same time not everyone wants to be hit and strangled. To find the perfect balance in life you need to find a hobby you really love and do it 100%. And preferably is should be a physically activity."