Cebuano most powerful MMA organizer in Asia
ONE Fighting Championship’s CEO Victor Cui has been named The Most Powerful Man in Asian MMA by leading MMA news sites Combat Asia and The Fight Nation. Here are excerpts from the articles that were first published on Combat Asia and The Fight Nation:
COMBAT ASIA’S REPORT
No. 1 Victor Cui
Victor Cui is the CEO of ONE Fighting Championship and his power and influence continues to expand at a remarkable rate. As well as founding the biggest MMA organization in Asia he has also forged relationships with all the key players in the region and works hand in hand with virtually everyone on this list. Through the exclusive ONE FC Network, ONE FC currently has an approximate 90% market share in the Asian MMA industry.
ONE FC is set to put on 12 events in 2013 and is moving to a live TV format for the next event which is taking place in Singapore on April 5th and will be broadcast simultaneously to 70+ countries all over the world. The card will be headlined by a lightweight title bout between Shinya Aoki and Kotetsu Boku and is set to be stacked with recognizable names from Asia and the US.
There have already been successful ONE FC shows in large arenas and stadiums in Jakarta, Manila and Kuala Lumpur as well as Singapore and 2013 will likely see Cui’s organization moving into new territories such as Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, Cambodia and Hong Kong with an ambitious schedule set for the second half of the year.
The creation of the ONE FC Network has been a major factor in making Cui Asian MMA’s most prominent power broker and another summit is set for Singapore in May which will bring promotions such as DREAM, GLORY, ROAD FC and the URCC along with representatives from camps, sponsors, equipment manufacturers and other sectors across the industry.
THE FIGHT NATION’S BEST
No 1. Victor Cui
What would a power list be without ONE FC’s head honcho Victor Cui. As the CEO and owner of Asia’s biggest MMA promotion in Asia, Cui is indeed the most powerful voice in the whole of Asian MMA. ONE FC has already garnered an 85%-90% market share by our estimates of all the best Asian MMA fighters. It has put up the biggest shows in the biggest stadiums in countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines, and it has plans to roll out to Japan, Korea, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, Russia, and many other countries across Asia this year. It has also struck the biggest TV deals, secured the biggest brands as cash paying sponsors, and it has established itself as the no.1 MMA organization in Asia.
Through the ONE FC Network, Cui has also forged ties and formed relationships with the who’s who in Asian MMA and in the international MMA scene. Cui is also the only MMA promoter from Asia to have been nominated for the World MMA Awards under the category “Man of the Year” alongside Dana White and Lorenzo Fertita.
When Cui first emerged on the scene of Asian MMA, many had their reservations of his claims in wanting to revolutionize the sport in Asia. Many skeptics felt that it was all talk. However, in barely over a year, Cui and his team really have changed the landscape of MMA in Asia forever. Cui talks the talk and he definitely walks the walk. On top of everything that we’ve just mentioned, he’s got some killer suits too. Victor Cui is without a shadow of a doubt, the No.1 Power Player in Asian MMA. /contributor james goyder
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