MMA: Eight-figure deal with Turner Sports in the US signals 'mentality shift', says One boss Chatri Sityodtong

Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of One Championship, whose events are being broadcasted in 138 countries and counting.
Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of One Championship, whose events are being broadcasted in 138 countries and counting.PHOTO: ONE CHAMPIONSHIP

SINGAPORE - One Championship chief Chatri Sityodtong believes his organisation's statement of intent in the three-year deal with Turner Sports is matched by a "mentality shift" that an American broadcaster is paying the Singapore-based mixed martial arts outfit "a significant sum".

It is believed that this is the first major deal which has an American broadcaster purchasing Asian sports content.

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