Interview with Victor Cui, founder of ONE Fighting Championship

I was born in Canada but lived in Africa until I was 12 years old, so a lot of my childhood memories are of Africa.
One of my favorites was the weekly trip to the bookstore with my parents when I was allowed to pick any five books I wanted.
To this day, I’m still excited whenever I walk into a bookstore. The closing of Borders at Wheelock was sad news!
My children are still babies. When they get old enough, they will definitely be doing martial arts.
Like me, my wife Carmen is a black belt in Taekwondo. She’s my greatest fan and the person from whom I get all the secrets to success in life.
Strength to me is an unbreakable will. In martial arts, you learn to develop this. It is so important for life, business and school. If you have an unbreakable will, you can conquer any adversity in life.
Life is about how you react to tough times and adversity. If you can treat victory and defeat, as well as success and failure, with the same unbreakable spirit and enthusiasm, you are strong.
If you live honorably and speak and live the truth, good things happen.
In today’s fast paced world, people are too caught up in the value of material things, like a beautiful home and nice cars. But the real bedrock of society, of a country, of a company and of a person, is integrity.
Integrity is everything to me.
I believe in continuous improvement. The key to success is to improve, progress, evolve, learn and grow… always and forever.
I can’t stand rude car drivers. Hey—we’re all trying to get somewhere safely OK? Be courteous; it’s contagious.
My worst childhood memory was when I had to abandon my plans to become an international superstar rapper due to my inability to rhyme.
One of the best decisions I’ve ever made was to have my business headquartered in Singapore.
It’s a great place to raise a family—you’ve got a safe and healthy environment, every type of food you can think of and friends from around the world are always asking to come visit!
I would like to become a volunteer Haagen-Dazs ice-cream tester.
I am also open to any freelance modeling gigs but my fees start at a reasonable $500,000 per hour.
I want my epitaph to read: Cool papa, awesome husband, retired billionaire and secret ninja.
The most important thing for me is to teach my kids to be good human beings so that they can make this world a better place.
Professionally, I’m living my dream right now.

One Fighting Championship is happening on Sept 3 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.