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ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong Explains Why Vitor Belfort Never Fought For Them

Vitor Belfort signed with ONE Championship in 2019 but he never made an appearance for the promotion and now their CEO, Chatri Sityodtong explained why. Belfort announced his retirement in December of 2018, yet in March of 2019, he signed a deal with ONE. He was then supposed to make...

Chatri Sityodtong Avoids Speaking On ONE Championship Finances

After reports have questioned the financial transactions of ONE Championship, it appears the company's CEO Chatri Sityodtong is avoiding the issue. Group One Holdings Pte. Ltd. is the financial group responsible for overseeing the fiscal duties under the ONE Championship umbrella. The financial institution has made bold claims about...

Chatri Sityodtong Reveals Edge ONE Championship Has Over The UFC

ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong believes his promotion has better lighter divisions than the UFC, and has pitched a blockbuster cross-promotion event. As the Singapore-based promotion continues to go from strength to strength, Sityodtong believes they have the rosters to be able to compete with the UFC. He'll be hoping...

ONE CEO: UFC Is Considered The ‘Best’ Yet Their Stars All Got KO’d Here

ONE CEO Chatri Sityodtong is questioning whether the UFC has the best fighters in the world. The UFC promotion has been widely regarded as the premier MMA organization where all the best fighters compete at. For many years, the UFC has had little to no competition, especially after the UFC...

ONE Championship CEO Says Eddie Alvarez DQ Is Under Review

Following the controversial disqualification of Eddie Alvarez at ONE on TNT 1, the CEO says they are reviewing the incident. During their four-week stint on the TNT network, ONE Championship has not been without controversy. Specifically, former UFC champion Eddie Alvarez lost by disqualification to Iuri Lapicus due to...

Eddie Alvarez Gets Quick Turnaround at ONE on TNT IV

Eddie Alvarez will be back on TNT for ONE Championship soon according to a recent announcement from the Singapore-based combat sports promotion. ONE Championship has been airing events on TNT almost every Wednesday night in April since they started with ONE on TNT 1. The event featured both former UFC...

Quote: “Demetrious Johnson is the GOAT; There is No Question”

Demetrious Johnson has his legacy set in stone, but ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong, believes "Mighty Mouse" is the MMA GOAT. In October of 2018, ONE and the UFC made a historic trade as the UFC traded Johnson for Ben Askren. Although "Funky" only fought three times, all three were...

Chatri Sityodtong Praises Cris Cyborg As Greatest Female Fighter In History

Cris Cyborg has been released from the UFC and now many promotions will no doubt be after her. Although Chatri Sityodtong didn't confirm he would make an offer, he did indeed praise the former UFC champ. “I love ‘Cyborg’,” Sityodtong said to Sherdog. “Not only is she the greatest...

WADA Brutally Shoots Down ONE’s Claims Of Drug-Testing Partnership

Last week, an odd story involving ONE Championship and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) arose. In it, UFC veteran Will Chope had posted an accusatory Facebook post that ONE's supposed testing 'through WADA' was not exactly truthful: “If you read the article, you’ll realize the title is bullshit. “Supposedly they will...

ONE Championship CEO Comments On Ben Askren’s KO Loss

Ben Askren was handed the first loss of his professional career at UFC 239. There, Jorge Masvidal threw a flying knee that knocked him out cold just five seconds into the fight. It was a shock to many, including ONE Championship CEO, Chatri Sityodtong. Below is Sityodtong's full thoughts...

One Championship CEO Believes Sage Northcutt Can Be A Three-Sport World Champion

Sage Northcutt's One Championship debut did not go as planned. The prospect was knocked out in under 30 seconds and many questioned just how good he can be. But, the 23-year-old still went 6-2 in the UFC with a notable win over Zak Ottow, who he knocked out. Although...

ONE Championship CEO Only Open To Doing Cross-Promotion With UFC

There's been a lot of talk on cross-promotion lately, and you can throw ONE Championship into the mix on one condition. Bellator 222's main card opened up with a cross-promotion champion vs. champion bout. Rizin bantamweight title holder Kyoji Horiguchi challenged Darrion Caldwell for the Bellator bantamweight gold. Back in...

Joe Rogan Praises ONE Championship, CEO Responds

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) color commentator Joe Rogan's comments on ONE Championship have been well received. It's clear that the higher ups at ONE Championship put emphasis on the "honor" of mixed martial arts. The promotion doesn't advocate for trash talking or drama. During an edition of his "JRE MMA"...

ONE Championship CEO Explains Why He Wouldn’t Sign Conor McGregor

Singapore-based mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion, ONE Championship, has been making strides as of late. The promotion recently signed former UFC and Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez to a deal. They also pulled off a historic trade with the UFC for Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson. Also, they inked well-known former...

Sage Northcutt Becomes Latest Fighter to Join ONE Championship

Former UFC prospect Sage Northcutt is the latest athlete to join the roster at ONE Championship. On Friday it was confirmed that Northcutt has signed an exclusive deal to join the Asian-based promotion after his previous contract with the UFC came to an end. ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong raved about...