One Championship has signed Demetrious Johnson, Eddie Alvarez, Sage Northcutt, Vitor Belfort and Yushin Okami. All of those signings are fantastic and they should continue to sign world class fighters, However One Championship should become extremely aggressive in scouting and signing world class prospects. Those prospects can be the next stars of One Championship!
Obviously UFC without a doubt has world class stable of fighters, On the other hand Bellator roster overall isn’t talented and that’s where One Championship can take advantage of that by signing top prospects. Bellator don’t get me wrong signs top prospects but not like the UFC does, Look at their prelims cards and you see fighters with 1-0 records. In those prelim cards with the UFC you would see young hungry lions or world class veteran fighters. One Championship signs prospects that Bellator is unable to sign or UFC doesn’t see One Championship will grow rapidly.
Jon Jones, Ronda Rousey Conor McGregor, George St Pierre, Robbie Lawler, Anderson Silva, BJ Penn are all names you recognize, Stars of the UFC. Before they were stars they were all prospects with a lot of hype. Conor being a double champ for Cage Warriors, GSP fighting for TKO, Robbie fighting for Extreme Challenge, Anderson Silva fighting for Pride and Cage Rage. The UFC signed these top prospects and started to build them up . Love to see One Championship do the same.
In the NFL there’s Odell Beckham, Tom Brady, NBA is Lebron James and Stephen Curry, MLB is Bryce Harper and Mike Trout, Soccer is Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Hollywood has Tom Cruise, Leonardo Dicaprio and the Rock. It’s all about the stars and building them up to their maximum potential. There’s so many MMA prospects who have the capabilities to become stars and it be sick to see One Championship snatch them.
One Championship should sign KSW stars Mateusz Gamrot and Roberto Soldic, Al Selwady from Brave FC, Soren Bak from Cage Warriors, Andres Quintana from Combates Americas and Lance Palmer from PFL. Imagine One Championship signs these guys and builds them up. These guys can be stars of any MMA organization and One Championship should do everything in there power to sign them. One Championship sign these guys I just listed and other top prospects the UFC finally has TRUE Competition.