Season 2, Episode #18: Victor Cui (CEO of ONE Championship)

On this week’s episode of Fresh is the Word, we have a huge guest, CEO of the Singapore-based ONE Championship Victor Cui. To many, Cui has been labeled as the “most powerful man in Asian MMA” and ONE Championship is the biggest MMA promotion in Asian. ONE Championship was launched in July of 2011 by multimillionaire entrepreneur Chatri Sityodtong along with Victor Cui and the promotion has grown in leaps and bounds over the past couple years. In our interview, we talked about the values behind the culture of ONE, their weight management practices, Angela Lee, the progression of women’s MMA, and the upcoming Lightweight title bout between Eduard Folayang and Ev Ting at their event Kings of Destiny on April 21st in Manila.

And like always, Vstylez joins the podcast for a discussion of what’s going on in the world of pro wrestling and MMA. Topics include:

– The passing of Jim Ross’ wife
– The Usos winning the Smackdown Tag Championship
– American Alpha’s tenure on the main roster
– Jack Swagger’s potential
– More about Chris Jericho’s greatness
– The Hardy Boys potentially coming to WWE
– UFC Fight Night: Manuwa vs. Anderson
– Scott Coker’s influence on today’s MMA
– Lorenz Larkin signing to Bellator

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Kelly "K-Fresh" Frazier
Kelly "K-Fresh" Frazier has been an online advocate for Detroit hip-hop, electronic, and rock music for over a decade now. As a tastemaker in the Detroit scene, he writes about the city's music and culture through various forms of social media along with publications both here in Detroit and internationally. Outside of writing, he is a well-respected DJ within the city who has played numerous gigs in many of Detroit's most legendary venues