Q&A with Bi “Killeher Bee” Nguyen
By: Nick Portella
What’s good fight fans? Today I had the chance to sit down with a fan favorite. Undefeated King of the Cage atomweight Bi “Killher Bee” Nguyen. Bi was last seen in the cage February 16, 2017 after her decision win against Jayme Hinshaw. Let’s take a seat and ask the Killher Bee some questions.
Nick: At what age did you begin to train martial arts?
Bi: I walked into my first dojo at 22 years old. I was already eager to fight.
Nick: What disciplines do you train in and what belts do you have in them?
Bi: I started out with muay thai and I have a national muay thai belt at 110 pounds. Then I transitioned to MMA and I have Legacy FC’s 110 MMA title as well.
Nick: How long have you trained at Jackson-Wink MMA?
Bi: I’ve been with Jackson for about a year now. Four fight camps within that year. I’ve never been happier with my training.
Nick: What do you think your best attribute is as a fighter?
Bi: I believe my best attribute as a fighter is that I adapt well. We all can train as hard as possible on certain moves and game plans but not many fighters can adapt when those specifics fail.
Nick: Your nickname is Killher Bee. Who gave you that name and why?
Bi: When I first start fighting the crowd always yelled “kill her!” So the name Killher Bee just seemed fitting.
Nick: I know that you have said that you had a “troubled” set of teen years. Was fighting your way to find peace in your life and focus on something positive?
Bi: Fighting gave me a family and gave me serenity. It taught me how to accept the things I cannot change and take action to change what I can. MMA saved my life and future.
Nick: You currently fight at atomweight, a weight class we have seen fighters abandon just for a chance at the UFC. I also know that you are a huge advocate for the weight class. Would you considered moving up in weight if it meant a shot at the UFC or do you want to wait for the UFC to make an atomweight class?
Bi: I will always rally for our weight class. I want to be able fight at my healthy normal weight class and believe the UFC should showcase atomweights. We’re scrappy, talented, and marketable.
Nick: You signed an exclusive deal with King of the Cage. You are also 3-0 in your professional career. Did you expect to have a title shot so soon in your career?
Bi: Normally I would not expect a title shot so soon in a new promotion. With that being said I have the best record in the promotion as well as already having beaten the champion. I believe I deserve the fight. Andy as well as the fans have been asking for this fight.
Nick: July 1, 2016 at Legacy 57 you faced off against Andy Nguyen and it was your pro debut. You won that fight via decision. May 6, 2017 you will step in the octagon again to face her again with a King of the Cage title on the line. Have you changed up your training for this second fight with Andy?
Bi: I never change my training. I am 3-0 and my training schedule and intensity has proven to work. What I constantly change are the specifics. I will change certain moves I’m hoping to display. My mentality will change this fight. I fought safe my debut, but this time around I’m coming for the finish.
Nick: Do you have a prediction for your fight against Andy?
Bi: I predict a finish. She wants redemption, she is training hard, and will come to fight. Nevertheless I believe I’m better than her in all aspects of the game.
Nick: Bi have you submitted to the takeover?
Bi: This is Bi Nguyen and I have submitted to the takeover.
Well I have to thank Bi for taking some time out of her training schedule to talk with me. I wish her luck in her upcoming title fight and know that the fans will be watching. Signing off for TheMMATakeOver this is Nick Portella. @NickPortellaMMA