ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong has announced the launching of a new global super league called ONE Super Series. As an invitation for all the major disciplines of stand-up arts, the new league will feature fights between world champions from all these different arts.
In a recent conference call, Sityodtong gave some details about ONE Super Series. He mentioned the Hong Kong-American martial arts action film “Enter the Dragon” when he explained what the new league is about.
Directed by Robert Clouse, “Enter the Dragon” was released on July 26, 1973 in Hong Kong and on August 19, 1973 in the United States. It was the final film appearance of Bruce Lee prior to his death on July 20, 1973 and is considered one of the best martial arts films of all time.
In “Enter the Dragon,” Lee played a highly skilled Shaolin martial artist from Hong Kong. The character attends a high-profile martial arts competition on a private island.
According to Sityodtong, ONE Super Series is an invitation to the world’s greatest strikers to participate and showcase their skills against other great strikers from all discipline as opposed to pure kickboxing or pure Muay Thai. He said, “If you think about the movie ‘Enter the Dragon’ where all the greatest martial artists came to come fight each other, this is what this league is about.”
“We’re already in discussion with a lot of stand-up strikers,” Sityodtong confirmed. He added that ONE Championship will be making some big announcements about ONE Super Series in the coming weeks.
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: