MMA enthusiasts, brace yourselves! 2024 promises to be a game-changing year for ONE Championship, as the promotion gears up to take the MMA world by storm.
According to ONE CEO Chatri Sityodtong, the organization has ambitious plans for 2024, with a lineup of over 60 fight cards scheduled to take place in various locations around the globe. In an interview with the South China Morning Post, Sityodtong expressed his excitement for the upcoming year and the potential for fans and athletes alike to be captivated by the events.
After facing criticism in 2023 for what some viewed as a shift away from MMA, Sityodtong hinted that the focus on other martial arts was a strategic move for ONE. Now, with a solid plan in place, the organization is ready to bring its full focus back to MMA.
“You’re going to see MMA back in full force,” Sityodtong said. “We have our U.S. stadium shows, we have Qatar, Japan, in the Philippines we have one or two shows. ONE Friday fights and the muay Thai product are very much on a firm footing now. We’ve laid the groundwork and feel very comfortable it’s running on autopilot, and now we’re able to scale up. We’ve firmly established we have the No. 1 striking property on the planet. The focus will be sharply back onto mixed martial arts.”
Sityodtong also teased the announcement of ONE’s 2024 calendar, with plans to include MMA title fights early in the year and potentially expand into Europe. This exciting development was first reported on MMA Junkie.
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