ONE Championship star Bi Nguyen is seemingly considering retirement after a loss to China’s Lin Heqin on Friday night in Singapore. The two atomweights collided on the lead card of the ONE: Bad Blood event. Nguyen put forth a gutsy effort in the bout, but ultimately lost by unanimous decision. The defeat has the 32-year-old pondering her competitive future. “I don’t know how much more of this I can do guys,” a dejected looking Nguyen said backstage after the loss. Is this the end of the road for Bi Nguyen? 👀 @killerbeemma #WeAreONE #ONEChampionship #ONEBadBlood | How To Watch: https://t.co/8tcbqWnJ2C pic.twitter.com/SpivqZfjNA — ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) February 11, 2022 Nguyen (6-8) was the aggressor for most of the bout, pushing forward in an effort to crack through Lin’s 19-centimetre reach advantage. Yet the Chinese fighter refused to be bullied, keeping her advancing rival at bay with a procession of crackling jabs and kicks. Nguyen never stopped coming forward, notably ending the fight in top position after a last-minute scramble, but it was not enough. “Bi Nguyen, she’s very tough,” 28-year-old Lin (15-3-1) said in her post-fight interview with commentator Mitch Chilson, offering her foe respect. “Her kicks were very tough on me as well. Ultimately I think I’m stronger and tougher than her.” In victory, Lin bounced back from a unanimous decision loss to Indian wrestling specialist Ritu Phogat. While she was unranked at atomweight heading into the bout with Nguyen, she now has her sights set on the ONE atomweight title, which will next be up for grabs at ONE X on March 26, when Canadian-American champion Angela Lee defends against Thailand’s Stamp Fairtex. Christian Lee says Angela in ‘best shape of life’, Victoria could move up “I’m very happy about my performance just now,” she said. “I put in a lot of hard work and sacrificed a lot just for this match. “I’m eyeing that championship bout. That’s what I’m going for next.” In defeat, Nguyen finds herself on a two-fight skid, having lost a decision to Jenelyn Olsim in August 2021. Her most recent victory came in May last year, when she picked up a hard-fought split decision win over Phogat.