This photo is the last one I ever took with my father. We were at breakfast surrounded by Muay Thai…
An Open Letter To ONE Athletes
Dear ONE Athletes:
I just wanted to thank you again for giving me the precious opportunity to serve you as your leader. Fighters truly live honorable and courageous lives. In chasing your dreams and following your hearts, you bare your souls to the world with every triumph and every failure. In baring your souls, you inspire the world to dream more, do more, and be more in life. I truly have the best job in life because I get to share your stories with the world. Through the magic of storytelling, the power of media, and the beauty of our heroes, ONE Championship ignites hope, celebrates values, creates dreams, inspires nations, and changes the world.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
On a personal note, please accept my sincere appreciation and gratitude for embracing ONE as your partner in your success. Thank you for allowing me and my team to be a critical part of your amazing journey as a professional athlete. I don’t take this responsibility lightly. As your CEO, I promise to work harder than anyone in the world to see that your dreams come true. I am far from perfect as a leader, but my heart is in the right place. Like many of you, I also survived poverty and adversity. I have been in your shoes and I have walked your path. Martial arts is what I love. Martial arts is who I am.
Thank you again to all of our incredible athletes for your greatness! I am blessed to serve you as your leader. Let’s keep chasing our dreams together! OSSS!!!
Humbly At Your Service,