Lee’s household gymnasium ‘completely closed’ after MMA fighter Victoria’s demise

The passing of 18-year-old blended martial arts fighter Victoria Lee on 26 Dec was introduced by her sister Angela Lee in an Instagram publish on 7 Jan. Following her demise, it was reported that the household’s gymnasium, United MMA Hawaii in Waipahu, has since been ‘completely closed’.

“On December 26, 2022, our household skilled one thing no household ought to ever need to undergo… It’s extremely troublesome to say this… Our Victoria handed away. She has gone too quickly and our household has been fully devastated since then,” posted Angela on her Instagram.

“We miss her. Greater than something on this world. Our household won’t ever be the identical. Life won’t ever be the identical. Victoria was probably the most stunning soul who ever lived. She was the very best little sister on this planet. The very best daughter, the very best granddaughter and the very best godma / aunty to Ava and Alia.”

In the identical Instagram publish, Angela requested ‘grace and respect’ for his or her household throughout this troublesome time, and he or she urged everybody to please verify on their family members. “Maintain checking on them. Give them hugs and inform them how a lot they imply to you. You simply by no means know,” she mentioned.

Victoria is the youthful sister of One Championship atomweight and light-weight world champions Angela and Christian. The reason for demise is unknown. A celebration of Victoria’s life can be held on 22 Jan earlier than her burial.

Though Angela, Victoria and Christian spend most of their time away from Singapore, largely in america, and are coached by their dad and mom, once they battle, they characterize the Singapore flag. The youngest Lee, Adrian, 17, can also be following in his sibling’s footsteps as he gained his first novice MMA battle a month in the past in Hawaii.

Photograph: Instagram screengrab / christianleemma

One Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong, paid tribute to Victoria in a Fb publish. He feels ‘heartbroken’ and can bear in mind her for the ‘stunning and valuable soul that she was.’

“I’m heartbroken by Victoria Lee’s passing. I first met Victoria when she was 11 years previous. I watched her blossom over time as a martial artist and a human being. I at all times bear in mind pondering how sensible, considerate, and selfless she was past her years,” mentioned Sityodtong.

“After all, she was a rare martial arts prodigy even again then, however I might see that she was a lot greater than that. Victoria had the purest coronary heart of gold and an excellent thoughts. She taken care of others earlier than herself. She needed to make use of her life to assist the world. I’ll at all times bear in mind Victoria for the gorgeous and valuable soul that she was.”

On Monday morning, fight sports activities podcast host Todd Atkin tweeted that United MMA Hawaii had despatched out notices to all its members stating that “all memberships can be cancelled and college students will now not be billed shifting ahead.”

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