As far as ONE FC goes, the show was top notch and I greatly look forward to fighting there again. ONE FC had the big show feel, which surprised me. From the pre-fight intro to backstage to the crowd, ONE FC came out of the gate swinging and is a real deal big league fight organization. ONE FC reminded me of a cross between pre Spike TV UFC’s and PRIDE Bushido.
The show was really well run and professional. From my host Mayling, the hotel, the arena, the after party, fans, Singapore, ONE FC blew all my expectations. The owner, Victor Cui, was super professional yet extremely cool. Which also was a nice surprise. The staff was great and super friendly, very family-like atmosphere like the old luffa crew before the UFC explosion back in the day. I have no complaints except for maybe Shamata the ref about the entire show. I give it an A plus grade. And I’ve been around the block as a professional fighter the last 10 or so years. All in all, I’m very happy to have been a part of the history of ONE FC by being the co main on its premier event. I look forward to fighting again for Victor and winning a bunch of fights in Southeast Asia and becoming the ONE FC’s first welterweight champion. I also have to thank Tiger Muahi Thai and Ray Elbe for the support and the preflight training.
I also met Yodchatri Sityodtong (Chatri) owner of EVOLVE MMA in Singapore. Chatri put me up and let me train at his gym after the fight as well as preflight the week of. His gym and training are off the hook and his hospitality is greatly appreciated.