ONE Championship could return to ring next month

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ONE Championship honcho Chatri Sityodtong says the promotion is planning fight nights next month in China, Thailand, and Singapore
HONG KONG, China – ONE Championship, the largest mixed martial arts promotion in Asia, could resume putting on fights as early as next month, its CEO told AFP on Monday, June 15, as he warned of rocky operating conditions ahead after the coronavirus.

Chatri Sityodtong was speaking as the Singapore-based company slashed 20 percent of its workforce but also announced a $70 million funding boost from institutional investors.

He said ONE, which promotes cards across Asia in mixed martial arts, muay thai, and kickboxing, was planning fight nights next month in China, Thailand, and Singapore, depending on lockdown measures.

With coronavirus laying waste to professional sports worldwide, ONE's last event was in Singapore in late February and it had to cancel a series of events in April and May.

"Of course, this environment has made it trickier to operate but I'm always an optimist, and I believe that where there's a will, there's a way," Sityodtong said by phone from Singapore.

"We are looking at next month already. Nothing…
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