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ONE Championship brings MMA World Championship to Thailand

Fighting fans listen up! ONE Championship is going to bring one of the biggest MMA events in Asia to Thailand! I could just rewrite the announcement that Chatri Sityodtong made today but I think reading and listening to his own words transmit the message much better. So here’s the announcement. Question now: Are we excited about that or would we rather stay ‘classical’ with Thai style Muay Thai fights and less show? Shout out in the comments!

Today was a very emotional day for me. Many years ago, I left Thailand in poverty and sadness. I was just a kid with nothing, but big dreams, empty pockets, and a burning desire to do something meaningful with my life. Today, one of my companies, ONE Championship, announced that it will host the largest sports entertainment event in the history of Thailand on May 27 at Impact Arena in Bangkok with Thailand’s biggest rock bands, Bodyslam and BIG ASS Rockband, and ONE’s world champions and fighters in a once-in-a-lifetime mega-event. In addition, Thailand’s 1st MMA World Champion in history, ONE Strawweight World Champion Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke, will defend his world title for the honor and glory of Thailand. It will be broadcast live on Thairath TV across Thailand as well as on FOX Sports and 70+ other countries to 1 billion homes around the world. And the coolest part of everything is that I get to do what I love with one of my closest childhood buddies, music and entertainment mogul Kamol Sukosol. It is crazy to think that we have known each other since we were 5 years old. 

I don’t know what I did in my life to be so lucky. I am truly blessed. I am full of deep gratitude to everyone who has been a part of my journey. Thank you everyone for your love and support. It means more to me than you know.

Thailand, I am finally coming home! ‪#‎gratitude‬

 

The Birth of ONE Championship ThailandToday was a very emotional day for me. Many years ago, I left Thailand in poverty and sadness. I was just a kid with nothing, but big dreams, empty pockets, and a burning desire to do something meaningful with my life. Today, one of my companies, ONE Championship, announced that it will host the largest sports entertainment event in the history of Thailand on May 27 at Impact Arena in Bangkok with Thailand’s biggest rock bands, Bodyslam and BIG ASS Rockband, and ONE’s world champions and fighters in a once-in-a-lifetime mega-event. In addition, Thailand’s 1st MMA World Champion in history, ONE Strawweight World Champion Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke, will defend his world title for the honor and glory of Thailand. It will be broadcast live on Thairath TV across Thailand as well as on FOX Sports and 70+ other countries to 1 billion homes around the world. And the coolest part of everything is that I get to do what I love with one of my closest childhood buddies, music and entertainment mogul Kamol Sukosol. It is crazy to think that we have known each other since we were 5 years old. I don’t know what I did in my life to be so lucky. I am truly blessed. I am full of deep gratitude to everyone who has been a part of my journey. Thank you everyone for your love and support. It means more to me than you know.Thailand, I am finally coming home! #gratitude

Posted by Chatri Sityodtong on Thursday, March 3, 2016

Sascha Funk

Founder / Editor at My-Thai.org
Sascha is the publisher of my-thai.org and switched from an online marketing agency life in Europe to a teaching and education life in Thailand. He also writes about Teaching & Technology.

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