For a fighter a few days away from a potential fifth straight win, Mr Eddie Ng appears relaxed.
Pitted against top Dutch fighter Vincent Latoel, the bout is one of 10 fights organised by One Fighting Championship (One FC) to be held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Friday.
Mr Ng has racked up four consecutive wins for One FC, which is regarded as the biggest mixed martial arts (MMA) organisation in Asia.
But the 28-year-old is definitely not excited for the coming match. Having spent 12 years in MMA, he said experience has changed how he approaches his fights.
Mr Ng said: “Yes, I’m scared, but the way I ground myself now is to think, ‘You’re not going to do this forever, so enjoy this moment now.’”
The article related to these pictures was first published in The New Paper on 26 May 2014.