One Championship CEO Says He Wouldn’t Sign Conor McGregor

Chatri Sityodtong is the CEO of One Championships and he has recently made some big signings for the promotion, bringing over former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Miesha Tate, former UFC Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez and former UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson to the organization.

It would appear that one fighter Sityodtong has no intention of signing is former two division UFC champion Conor McGregor.

“No, I really wouldn’t (sign him),” he said on Ariel Helwani's MMA Show. “I don’t think he would do well out here in Asia based on the fact of some of the things that he did, already done.”

McGregor recently blasted Sityodtong after he learned of the potential elimination of the UFC Flyweight Division, but Demetrious Johnson did come to the defense of his new boss a few days later.

Sityodtong says he would rather have fighters like Johnson in the organization instead of controversial competitors like McGregor.

“With any organization or company, there are going to be companies for x, y and z type of people and companies for a, b, c type of people,” Sityodtong said. “I think what you see now with companies like UFC, ONE Championship and Bellator, an athlete can choose where he or she is best represented or most feels at home for core values. You take DJ, he will never be the trash talker or the guy who disses people. He is always going to take the high road, a man of character, man of values. For him to find a home here in ONE Championship he will be valued greatly and be much happier.”

Up next for One Championship is One Championship: Destiny Of Lions, which takes place this Friday with Agilan Thani and Kiamrian Abbasov headlining.

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