ONE Championship has increased requirements and standards for the ONE Agent Certification program. Originally, the program was created to establish uniform standards of eligibility and conduct for all agents, managers and advisors seeking to work with the athletes of the Singapore-based martial arts organization.
All agents representing any athlete signed with ONE Championship must be accredited with the ONE Agent Certification. The program ensures that minimum requirements are met and maintained before an agent, manager or advisor is eligible to work with an athlete signed with the promotion, which reserves the right to revoke or deny the accreditation of any agent at its sole discretion.
“At ONE Championship, we are always upgrading and improving all of our systems and processes across the company to ensure a healthy ecosystem for all parties,” ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong stated. “For as many decades as I can remember, agent and manager fraud has always been a big problem in Asia. ONE Championship aims to create a healthier, happier, and safer environment for our athletes both in and out of the arena.”
The goal of ONE Championship is to allow each athlete the opportunity to select a certified agent who has agreed to abide by specific rules and regulations in representing or advising athletes honestly, competently, loyally and zealously. The ONE Agent Certification strives to allow each athlete the opportunity to make better-informed decisions about their careers, empowering each athlete by making available a comprehensive disclosure of facts relevant to the ability of a professional to serve as a fiduciary representative or advisor, and by regulating the conduct of each individual engaged in the functions of an agent or advisor or in recruiting and providing services for athletes.
In addition, the ONE Agent Certification ensures uniformity and consistency in the rules and standards applicable to athlete agents, whose business activities are often national or international in scope, notwithstanding the different laws, rules, and regulations of the many national, state, and local jurisdictions that might otherwise govern these activities. Another function is to provide athletes, athlete agents and advisors with fair, cost-effective and expeditious procedures for privately resolving any disputes concerning business relationships, transactions or contractual obligations.
For the ONE Agent Certification, ONE Championship has set specific qualifications and eligibility criteria. To be certified as a ONE Championship agent, one must meet the following minimum requirements:
- currently a resident in Asia for at least 1 year
- no prior criminal record
- no history or current ongoing matters of legal or lawsuit activity with any athlete
- a minimum of 10 years of related experience in the martial arts industry
- must possess a college or university degree
For those who are interested in becoming an accredited athlete agent for ONE Championship athletes, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.