I love this mindset from Wu “Mulan” Yanan:
“I look to my fellow citizens such as Zhang Weili and Yan Xiaonan as my big sisters and I look to their styles in fighting too,” says Yan. “[Like them] I also think women should not be in a corner and should be recognised. What a man can do I can do too but I don‘t need to be acting like a man.
“China has many Olympic champions and super athletes that are females and I think they are equal to men. We can have our dream and be female, too.
“We can be champions and be pretty. My strength, aside from my young age and being pretty, is I envision myself having many more fights and many more years in being an MMA fighter.”