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Chatri Sityodtong's one- two punch

This is the inspiring story of a man who now lives his dream every single day, and Chatri Sityodtong - the founder and chairman of Singapore-based MMA giant One Championship - wouldn't have it any other way.
Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 05:50

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Chatri Sityodtong, chairman of One Championship (centre), with mixed martial artist Angela Lee and Christian Lee ( sister and brother)

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"I'm always looking to change the perception of what MMA is all about, and what it is that we represent exactly. Yes, there are some who think this is all about fighting, blood and violence, but I tell them that this couldn't be further from the truth. We are in a position to celebrate the beauty of martial arts, Asian martial arts." - Mr Sityodtong

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An initial public offering for us will raise the profile of Singapore on the global sports industry because we are a Singapore company, and we are very proud of that." - Mr Sityodtong

THERE was a time when One Championship was just an ambitious business plan scribbled on a piece of paper by a man who had once been so poor that he'd lived on one meal a day.

A little over five years later, the Singapore-based mixed martial arts (MMA) organisation is one of Asia's most

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