Chan Swaps Chips for Gloves

Chan Swaps Chips for Gloves

Friday, 23 November 2012

The poker world has often welcomed professional fighters to the felt, such as heavyweight boxer Audley Harrison and the UFC’s George St Pierre; however, it’s less common for the fighting world to adopt a poker pro.

Indeed, while a host of poker players have tried their hands (and feet) at fighting, their performances were basically spurred on by prop bets; something which certainly showed in their performances.

One player who has moved against the tide and made a genuine attempt at becoming a well-rounded combat athlete is Terrence Chan. The Canadian grinder is probably best known for winning back-to-back SCOOP events on PokerStars back in 2009, but he’s also managed to bank over $1 million in live winnings, nothing up a handful of WSOP final tables in the process.

Born with a natural love of competition, Terrence has been practicing martial arts since he was young and now he’s on the cusp of his second pro MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fight. Having already secured a win in his debut, Terrence is now taking to the cage again to compete in a show being held in Vancouver.

The news came via a post on 2+2 with Chan thanking the poker community for its support during his last fight. Now the unassuming warrior is asking the railbirds to lend their support once again as he continues his mission to leave stacking fish in favour of stacking fools in the cage.

Read Terrcnce’s post and find out more about his next fight here.

Tags: Terrence Chan, MMA