CHINA TOP TEAM: LI JINGLIANG

AN ORDINARY DAY

China’s nascent MMA scene has born few stars as well known as Li Jingliang. A top welterweight prospect, Li is riding a tide of Chinese MMA, one that is only going to produce more and more top ranked fighters in coming years.

Li moved to Beijing from his native home of Xinjiang in 2008 to work with the UFC’s first Chinese fighter, Zhang Tiequan and China Top Team and found success with the now defunct Legend FC and earlier this year was signed to the UFC.

ROUGH spend a typical day with “The Leech” scouring the wet markets of Beijing with his wife and teammates and found that life is pretty good for this rising Chinese MMA star.