“Send Me Location” – One Championship Fighters React to Chatri Sityodtong’s Challenge to Dana White

Published 01/05/2022, 6:30 AM EST

There is nothing like a few cross-promotion fights to get martial arts enthusiasts excited for the dream matches they would love to see.

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A colossal clash between ONE Championship’s Heavyweight World Champion Arjan “Singh” Bhullar and UFC Heavyweight World Champion Francis Ngannou or a showdown between ONE Featherweight World Champion Thanh Le and UFC featherweight king Alexander Volkanovski would be a couple of fights that fans would salivate over.

But ONE Championship’s official Instagram account may have teased a match that would spark massive interest. It is none other than a showdown between ONE Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong and UFC President Dana White.

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ONE’s Instagram account posted a short clip of Sityodtong during a training session at Evolve MMA in Singapore with the caption: “Who wants to see Chatri vs. Dana?” 

Sityodtong immediately responded to the post, dropping a short cryptic message that clearly shows he is more than ready to compete against the 52-year-old American. 

“Send me location,” the ONE Chairman and CEO wrote, accompanied with a laughing emoji.

The Thai entrepreneur is confident because he has been a lifelong martial arts practitioner. Sityodtong has been honing his Muay Thai for 35 years. He began his training under the late Master Yodtong Senanan at the esteemed Sityodtong Gym in Pattaya, Thailand.

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When he is not smashing the pads or sparring with partners at Evolve MMA in Singapore, Sityodtong sharpens his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu alongside several world champion coaches. The self-made entrepreneur recently earned a brown belt under BJJ World Champion Renzo Gracie.

Fighters gave their thoughts on the dream matchup

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Even former UFC fighter Jarred “The Monkey God” Brooks, who now competes in ONE, is confident that Sityodtong would dominate White. The 28-year-old American posted in the comment section: “Uncle @yodchatri would beat the breaks off Dana.”

Fellow American star Colbey Northcutt also suggests that White would not stand a chance against Sityodtong. The Black Belt Magazine Hall of Famer and multiple-time Karate World Champion said: “Not even a competition.”

Meanwhile, #3-ranked bantamweight contender Yusup “Maestro” Saadulaev reckons Sityodtong will finish White before the final bell. “Chatri will smash Dana,” the 36-year-old offered.

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What are your thoughts about this dream fight? Who do you think between Chatri Sityodtong and Dana White would triumph in this monumental showdown?

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Arunaditya Aima

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Arunaditya is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Multimedia Journalism from IIJNM, Arunaditya aspires to be an important voice in the world of MMA and interview the likes of Jon Jones, Conor McGregor, Amanda Nunes, and other such superstars of the sport. He has followed the sport for over a decade and is an ardent fan of Georges St-Pierre, who he believes is the greatest of all time.

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