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MMA juggernaut making its mark in Asia

High on the agenda for One Championship is an IPO on the Singapore Exchange in the next two to three years, says chairman Chatri Sityodtong.

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Mr Sityodtong is so fully immersed in MMA that he firmly believes that it will one day surpass even football and cricket to become the biggest sport in the world.
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(Above) The Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang is typically packed with thousands of mixed martial arts fans whenever One Championship holds an event there. The next big event, "Ascent to Power", will be held on May 6.

FOR a company that hasn't even celebrated its fifth birthday, these are pretty heady times for those on the payroll at Singapore-based mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion One Championship.

The organisation has stamped its mark across most of South-east Asia, made inroads into the lucrative