Pro FC veteran Jeff Huang was not always the powerful martial artist he is today. Growing up in Chinese Taiwan, Huang was weak as a child, and as such his parents were very protective of him. Like many kids of his generation, he was enthralled by kung fu movies, especially the works of Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee.
However, despite his interest, they would not allow him to train martial arts due to health issues. Huang was obedient, studied hard, and got a degree in Business Administration at National Taipei University. But in his final year of college, he sought out the martial arts training he had always desired, taking up Shotokan karate and continuing his training through his military service after graduation.
Despite establishing a successful 10-year career in the finance industry, working as a trader, investment consultant, and analyst, Huang was not satisfied, and took a break to explore martial arts further. He ended up in Rio de Janeiro and found Brazilian jiu-jitsu, training with the famed Brazilian Top Team. Once he took up BJJ and mixed martial arts, there was no turning back, and he dedicated his life to a professional cage career.
After a successful stint in Chinese Taipei’s local circuit, he scored a contract with ONE Championship, and took steps to ensure he was ready for the global stage. He travelled to the famed AKA in San Jose to train, and eventually relocated to Phuket to train with celebrated veteran Mike Swick at the AKA affiliate there. The move paid off, as he won his first three bouts in ONE Championship to establish himself as a top contender in the welterweight division.