Earlier this week, Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha surprised me with a special award for my contributions to Thailand and…
Another Magical Night!
What a night! Please join me in congratulating all of the incredible ONE Championship athletes who competed in ONE: Reign of Kings in Manila this weekend! Fighters truly live honorable and courageous lives. In chasing their dreams and following their hearts, they bare their souls to the world with every triumph and every failure. And they do so with honor, grace, and love. Thank you to our warriors for inspiring the world with your greatness, passion, heart, and humility. #gratitude
Congratulations to Kevin Belingon on becoming the ONE Interim Bantamweight World Champion! Kevin won all rounds with a beautiful display of world-class striking, and exceptional takedown defense. In defeat, two-division ONE World Champion Martin Nguyen inspired the world with his humility, honor, and respect. I am truly proud to call Martin one of our real-life superheroes. I also want to congratulate Shinya Aoki on his devastating performance! WOW!!! It was vintage Baka Survivor!!! I would also like to give a shoutout to Shannon “OneShin” Wiratchai / ชนนภัทร วิรัชชัย for his courage, determination, and honor. He didn’t have the chance to show his best game that night, but he did not tap despite the tremendous adversity. When Shannon had originally asked to fight Shinya several weeks ago, I knew it would not go the distance due to the finishing rates of both warriors. Either Shannon was going to finish Shinya, or Shinya was going to finish Shannon. Lastly, I would like to congratulate my brother from another mother, the legendary Renzo Gracie, for inspiring the world yet again, and for showing all of us that nothing is impossible. If you think you are old, then you are old. If you think you are young, then you are young. Renzo, you truly touch millions of lives through your words and your actions. Thank you to Renzo and Yuki for putting on a legendary show!
ONE Athletes: Bar none, you rank among the world’s greatest martial artists and world champions. It is an honor and privilege to serve you as your leader and to showcase your talent to the world on our global broadcast to 138 countries. The world deserves to know your stories, to see your skills, and to watch you live your dreams. Thank you always for giving 100% inside and outside of the cage. Without you, ONE Championship would not exist. It is only the beginning of ONE Championship’s story. Our futures together are the brightest in history. Let’s show the world the true beauty of martial arts!
Team ONE: Thank you for your relentless effort and unbelievable dedication to our dream. Throughout my career, I have had the good fortune of working with many superstars across different companies. And you are the best rockstar team on the planet, bar none. You guys built Asia’s largest global sports media property in less than 7 years, making history in the process. There is nothing in the world that can stop our passion. And it is only the beginning of what ONE Championship will accomplish! We are not here to be a part of history. We are here to make history. Thank you again for everything!
ONE Fans: Without you, nothing would be possible. Thank you for making ONE Championship the fastest growing global sports media property in history. Your love for both ONE Championship and our heroes is the fuel for all of us. Through our work, we hope to inspire you to live your greatest life and to entertain you with unforgettable memories. We are ONE!!!
My journey with ONE Championship has been full of so many ups and downs, but I will not rest until ONE becomes the most valuable sports media property on Earth. The entire world deserves to witness the greatness of our athletes, to hear their incredible life stories, and to celebrate authentic martial arts and its deep-rooted values of integrity, humility, honor, respect, courage, discipline, and compassion. Through the power of media and the magic of storytelling, our mission is to unleash real-life superheroes, celebrate values, ignite dreams, inspire nations, and change the world.
ONE Championship is the Home of Martial Arts. OSS!!! #WeAreONE
Chatri Sityodtong is a self-made entrepreneur and lifelong martial artist from Thailand. His rags-to-riches life story has inspired millions around the world on BBC News, CNN, Financial Times, Bloomberg TV, CNBC, Channel NewsAsia, and other major media. He is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of ONE Championship, Asia’s largest global sports media property in history with a global broadcast to over 1.7 billion potential viewers across 136 countries around the world. Forbes most recently selected Sityodtong as one of Asia’s next generation tycoons. He was also named “Asia’s King of Martial Arts” by the Financial Times and the “3rd Most Powerful Person in Sports in Asia” by FOX Sports. He is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at INSEAD, Europe’s top business school. Sityodtong holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Tufts University.