ONE Championship partners with GAMMA to bolster mixed martial arts' Olympic entry

ABS-CBN Sports on Apr 16, 2019 05:16 PM
ONE Championship partners with GAMMA
“ONE Championship and GAMMA share the authentic martial arts values of integrity, humility, honor, respect, courage, discipline, and compassion in the same spirit of the Olympics.”

ONE Championship formally announced on Tuesday, 16 April that the organization has tied up with Global Association of Mixed Martial Arts (GAMMA) to bolsters the sport's chances of getting into the Olympics.

The partnership was announced by ONE Chairman and CEO himself Chatri Sityodtong on his social media - as the world's largest martial arts organization looks to invest in the sport not just professionally, but also on the amateur level.

"I am excited to announce that ONE Championship has partnered with the Global Association of Mixed Martial Arts (GAMMA), the independent governing body for the sport of mixed martial arts worldwide, with a seven figure, multiyear partnership to elevate the sport of mixed martial arts and prepare it for entry into the Olympics,” Sityodtong wrote.

“ONE Championship and GAMMA share the authentic martial arts values of integrity, humility, honor, respect, courage, discipline, and compassion in the same spirit of the Olympics.”

GAMMA is a non-profit organization that was founded last year by thought leaders of mixed martial arts across the world. Spearheaded by Alex Engelhardt, Sityodtong also called out his fellow martial artists to support the cause.

"In the coming days, weeks, months, and years, I encourage martial artists of all backgrounds around the world to unite together with me to elevate the sport of mixed martial arts," Sityodtong further added.

The first GAMMA Amateur World Championship is set to take place on November in Singapore, alongside what is expected to be a mega card for ONE Championship.

"I am personally thrilled to invest in the sport of mixed martial arts at the amateur level, and grow the entire sport in a way that celebrates the best of humanity."

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