Four years ago, UFC welterweight Li Jingliang couldn’t even get a visa to enter the U.S. Now he’s the face of Chinese MMA , greeted by clamoring fans at Beijing Capital International Airport. Fresh off of his third UFC win, a knockout victory over Anton Zafir (7-3 MMA, 0-2 UFC) at The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale this past week in Las Vegas, Jingliang (11-4 MMA, 3-2 UFC) is back in his adopted hometown of Beijing after a month of training in Sin City. And while “The Leech” revels in his role as China’s elite MMA competitor, he told MMAjunkie about a time when he was left behind as his teammates were brought to Nevada by the UFC for an international development program.

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As MMA turns focus to China, UFC’s Li Jingliang brings advice home to country’s fighters – MMA Junkie

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