ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong recently appeared at a press conference following the successful conclusion of ONE Championship: Revolution. At the presser, he was asked if he would ever want to participate in an exhibition fight against his UFC counterpart, Dana White.
Chatri Sityodtong replied:
“Yeah, I mean, you know, fans always joke about this one, but I don’t think Dana is ready to fight… I don’t think Dana knows how to fight, does she. not? It’s different. I’ve been doing Muay Thai for 37 years. I still train every day. I do BJJ five to six times a week. “
The question came along with the recent achievement of Chatri Sityodtong in the world of mixed martial arts. The fifty-year-old Muay Thai expert recently earned a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He was asked if he would consider participating in exhibition fights or Jiu-Jitsu competitions. Chatri Sityodtong replied:
“Versus [whom]? You know, I’m not sure the fans want to see me. Obviously, I am not a world-class martial artist. I am a longtime martial artist. I’m an expert in Muay Thai and I’m pretty good at Jiu-Jitsu now. But I do not know. Who would the fans want to see me against? “
Chatri Sityodtong Shares Heartfelt Message After Getting Brown Belt In BJJ
Chatri Sityodtong took to Instagram to express her sense of accomplishment and gratitude after receiving the BJJ brown belt. CEO of a multi-million dollar sports league, Chatri Sityodtong has redefined his love for MMA and inspired many by achieving this feat in his stage of life.
“I received my brown jiu-jitsu belt today. By my rough calculation, I spent at least 2,400 hours on the mats (if not more). It’s been a long trip with lots of tops. and stockings (and wounds), but I wouldn’t change any of that. I’ve been subjected more times than I can remember. I’ve come home discouraged more times than I want to admit . I wanted to give up more times than I can count. Of course, I am not the most talented student of jiu-jitsu, but my love for soft art is indestructible … express my deepest gratitude to Master Renzo Gracie and to Professors Rafael Gordinho Lima, Teco Shinzato, Alex Silva, Leandro Brodinho, Almiro Barros, Gamal Hassan El Amin, Eduardo Rigatto Novaes, Guli Kozama, Valdir Rodrigues, Rodrigo Marello, Thales Nakassu and Martin Hartono. Without each of you, I wouldn’t be here today. “
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