All good things must come to an end.
Ann "Athena" Osman announced on her Instagram account
that she would be trading the ring for an office adjacent to the ring.
"With a heavy heart, I have officially retired from my pro fighting days, a career I took on in exchange of a stable corporate career (at that time) which lead to an amazing 4 and half years of fighting in the ONE cage," she wrote on her official Facebook page.
However, despite her retirement, you'll still be able to see her not very far from the cage.
From now on, you can find her ring side as part of the Athlete Relations and Development team for One Championship led by MMA legend Matt Hume.
Ann Osman was Malaysia's first pro female MMA fighter for Malaysia and has been the subject of a story by Time
magazine and The New York Times.
There's even a documentary done by Al Jazeera
that gives viewers an insight into her training regiment before a fight and her family.
We were privileged enough to meet Ann Osman before her retirement to ask her about self-defense and matters of the heart. Both of which you can enjoy below:
Basic Self-Defense Moves With Ann Osman
Ann Osman Gives Relationship Advice
All the best in your new role Ann Osman! You'll always be an inspiration to us.