Shinya Aoki Claims One Championship Is Fighting For Their Survival


One Championship will run their first event of 2020 next Friday with One Championship: A New Tomorrow, which is going to be headlined by Rodtang Jitmuangnon defending the flyweight muay thai title against Jonathan Haggerty.

However, 2020 could be a challenging year for the promotion, as a recent piece written by One Championship fighter Shinya Aoki for Abema states the promotion could be fighting for its survival this year.

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Karaev fan translated the piece, which was written in Japanese, and posted the following highlights on Twitter:




Aoki is a former two time One Lightweight Champion and last competed for the promotion in October of 2019, defeating Honorio Banario by first round submission.

There has been no comment from One Championship officials yet on the claims made by Aoki, but the promotion has already scheduled ten events for 2020 and more are expected to be announced for later this year.

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