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ONE Championship’s ‘Franklin Speaking’ podcast hosted by Rich Franklin; Brian Cain is premiere episode’s guest

Jonathan Fong, Rich Franklin

Jonathan Fong, Rich Franklin

ONE Championship is introducing its newest content stacks “Franklin Speaking,” a video podcast created and hosted by Rich “Ace” Franklin. The premiere episode will launch on the Singapore-based martial arts promotion’s official YouTube channel on April 6, 2020 with Brian Cain as the guest.

Best known as the foremost authority on Mental Performance Mastery (MPM), Cain is a number 1 international best-selling author, speaker, coach and consultant. He is Franklin’s former mental performance coach from his competition days.

Cain has worked with some of the best athletes in the world across a variety of major sporting organizations. His clientele includes MLB Cy-Young Award winners, mixed martial arts world champions, World Series and Super Bowl champions and Olympic medalists.

“This new show gives us the ability to connect with our audience through expert guests on many relevant issues, reaching far beyond martial arts,” Franklin said. “Audiences can expect deep dive discussions on a variety of topics and ideas, featuring content that aims to entertain, educate and inspire.”

Joining Franklin in “Franklin Speaking” is his longtime co-host Jonathan Fong as they do a deep dive with a series of interesting guests of diverse backgrounds and expertise. The two will interview guests in a long-form conversation format, discussing an array of relevant topics to engage the audience in a new and exciting way.

Franklin and Fong initially teamed up on ONE Warrior Series, a travel series talent search which aims to discover new martial arts talent from across the globe. The dynamic pair has an onscreen chemistry that is unmistakable with the former offering decades of martial arts expertise and the latter providing the right blend of humor and comedy.

In addition to martial arts athletes and other prominent figures from the industry, future guests will also include personalities from outside the martial arts ecosphere, according to the former middleweight world champion. Fong said, “We are excited to launch ‘Franklin Speaking.’”

“We have been working on this for some time,” Fong continued. “With the recent travel restrictions all over the world, now is the time to bring this show to our fanbase. At ONE Warrior Series and ONE Championship, we look at challenges as opportunities to innovate – and continue driving our mission of inspiring hopes and dreams, particularly during these difficult times.”

Further expanding ONE Championship’s content stacks beyond martial arts, the company also recently announced a unique format of the critically acclaimed reality television show “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition.” It will bring together 16 contestants handpicked from around the world to participate in a high-stakes game of business competitions and physical challenges and is slated for release and distribution in the fourth quarter of 2020.

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