ONE Championship keeps on growing and part of its growth is the launching of a new global super league called ONE Super Series. The new league is an invitation for all the major disciplines of stand-up arts.
In a recent conference call, ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong explained whether or not the existing fighters of the promotion can compete in the new league. He said, “It works both ways.”
“If you’re an existing mixed martial arts fighter in ONE Championship and you want to compete in ONE Super Series, you can do so as well and vice versa,” Sityodtong explained. “If you’re in ONE Super Series and you want to compete in mixed martial arts, you can as well.”
According to Sityodtong, all the combat sports organizations in the world are single-unit typically and they usually only have one form of martial arts. On the other hand, ONE Championship is now hosting a whole variety of martial arts and fans can expect some major announcements in the coming weeks.
“We’ve signed already some of the world’s greatest martial artists,” the ONE Championship CEO said. “Our initial announcement of the warriors of ONE Super Series is already the greatest collection of strikers on the planet. No other league has this level of talent, this many world champions who have agreed to compete against each other.”
Fight fans can expect ONE Super Series to feature world champion versus world champion from all these different arts. Sityodtong referred to it as “the highest pinnacle of striking martial arts coming out globally” and “a massive, game-changing moment for the world of martial arts.”
ONE Super Series will make its debut at “ONE: Heroes of Honor” at the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines on April 20, 2018. Meanwhile, here is a short interview with Sityodtong at the “ONE: Global Superheroes” press conference at the City of Dreams in Parañaque City, Metro Manila on January 22, 2018: