UnderGround Forums Talent you’d like to see in ONE?

4/17/19 1:36 PM
11/30/14
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Who are some fighters you’d like to see sign with ONE? Be it MMA, their Caged Muay Thai, or their kickboxing super series?  

 

4/17/19 1:38 PM
11/30/14
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I think Alex “God” Simon would be an exciting addition to their heavyweight division even though he’s still green. 

Also if they could find a way to sign Jiri Prochazka even for just a one time fight with Aung La N Sang that would be an absolute barn burner. 

4/17/19 2:48 PM
7/11/05
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Myself.

Tommy Hayden.

James Chaney.

Will Chope.

Javier Trujillo.

And we all are already in Asia.

4/17/19 3:13 PM
11/30/14
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Awesome choices for sure! I’m very interested in their caged Muay Thai matches they put on as well. Lots of mma strikers, and top notch kickboxers I’d love to see under that rule set with the 4oz gloves. James is a bad ass, from the same neck of the woods I am with northern Idaho and I know last time he came back state side he was training with TPAKA. Any fights booked for him coming up? 

4/18/19 4:47 PM
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Nicktheissue265 -

Awesome choices for sure! I’m very interested in their caged Muay Thai matches they put on as well. Lots of mma strikers, and top notch kickboxers I’d love to see under that rule set with the 4oz gloves. James is a bad ass, from the same neck of the woods I am with northern Idaho and I know last time he came back state side he was training with TPAKA. Any fights booked for him coming up? 

He’s back living at my house, you know that’s my brother.

He’s day from visiting family so gonna get in shape then fight.

4/18/19 5:29 PM
5/6/09
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I would like to see the champions from JWP's caved promotion. 

Chris Bradford

Michcael Thompson - Beat Pornsanae 

Sean Clancy

Ghot

Brandon Termine 

Chris Wells

Michael Made to

Toby Smith

4/18/19 10:13 PM
3/24/15
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Victor Henry, DEEP bantamweight champ 

4/19/19 4:07 AM
12/7/14
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adding Nick "The Issue" Masonholder to the ranks would catapult their HW division to instant credibility!

4/20/19 3:31 PM
11/30/14
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Boom Boom Mancino -

adding Nick "The Issue" Masonholder to the ranks would catapult their HW division to instant credibility!

Not sure if you’re ball busting but if not sincerely appreciate it but there’s levels to this stuff and I’m more than self aware enough to admit that I’m definitely not there yet. Would love to get back to working towards that goal as soon as my kids get a little bit older though! 

4/20/19 3:33 PM
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Jason Thacker
4/20/19 3:33 PM
11/30/14
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Focusing on some NW talent that really would add to their divisions specifically heavyweight Jordan Currie, Dylan Potter, Jared Torgeson, and Sua Thani would all be awesome additions. Some younger, some older, some rising stars and others battle tested vets. All game as hell and dangerous fights for anyone at 205 or heavy. 

4/20/19 3:35 PM
11/30/14
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I think Luis Palomino that fought Gaethje would be an awesome addition to their 145 division as well 

4/20/19 3:58 PM
7/11/05
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Let’s throw Roger Bowling in there

4/20/19 5:12 PM
12/28/14
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Dominique Robinson -

Myself.

Tommy Hayden.

James Chaney.

Will Chope.

Javier Trujillo.

And we all are already in Asia.

They'll never give you guys a shot because you already know why.

4/21/19 2:46 PM
7/31/09
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failure at life -
Dominique Robinson -

Myself.

Tommy Hayden.

James Chaney.

Will Chope.

Javier Trujillo.

And we all are already in Asia.

They'll never give you guys a shot because you already know why.

Do share

4/21/19 2:50 PM
11/30/14
Posts: 2409
Kings21 -
failure at life -
Dominique Robinson -

Myself.

Tommy Hayden.

James Chaney.

Will Chope.

Javier Trujillo.

And we all are already in Asia.

They'll never give you guys a shot because you already know why.

Do share

As the kids might say, “spill the tea” 

4/21/19 10:05 PM
12/28/14
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Kings21 -
failure at life -
Dominique Robinson -

Myself.

Tommy Hayden.

James Chaney.

Will Chope.

Javier Trujillo.

And we all are already in Asia.

They'll never give you guys a shot because you already know why.

Do share

They aren't going to reply open that organization up to non-asians or they would have no Asian fighters to market. They'd all get beaten up badly but the Russians, Brazilians and Americans

4/23/19 3:35 AM
7/11/05
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failure at life -
Kings21 -
failure at life -
Dominique Robinson -

Myself.

Tommy Hayden.

James Chaney.

Will Chope.

Javier Trujillo.

And we all are already in Asia.

They'll never give you guys a shot because you already know why.

Do share

They aren't going to reply open that organization up to non-asians or they would have no Asian fighters to market. They'd all get beaten up badly but the Russians, Brazilians and Americans

Per a convo w/a top exec I’m friends w/that works for them this is 90% accurate

4/23/19 12:35 PM
12/28/14
Posts: 5675
Dominique Robinson -
failure at life -
Kings21 -
failure at life -
Dominique Robinson -

Myself.

Tommy Hayden.

James Chaney.

Will Chope.

Javier Trujillo.

And we all are already in Asia.

They'll never give you guys a shot because you already know why.

Do share

They aren't going to reply open that organization up to non-asians or they would have no Asian fighters to market. They'd all get beaten up badly but the Russians, Brazilians and Americans

Per a convo w/a top exec I’m friends w/that works for them this is 90% accurate

Let's be honest. If One signed guys who didn't even see a second contract in the UFC, these guys who got released from the UFC would come in and come clean house in One. 

 

I watch a lot of MMA. Martin nyguen and aung na la sung were both two division champions and I don't think either would even win a fight in the UFC. Nyguen would be finished by anyone ranked in the top 15 in UFC within the distance. 

One's marketing and production may be very good but other than Demetrius Johnson and a couple of others, let's be honest the fighters are anything but world class. 

4/23/19 12:47 PM
11/30/14
Posts: 2411
failure at life -
Dominique Robinson -
failure at life -
Kings21 -
failure at life -
Dominique Robinson -

Myself.

Tommy Hayden.

James Chaney.

Will Chope.

Javier Trujillo.

And we all are already in Asia.

They'll never give you guys a shot because you already know why.

Do share

They aren't going to reply open that organization up to non-asians or they would have no Asian fighters to market. They'd all get beaten up badly but the Russians, Brazilians and Americans

Per a convo w/a top exec I’m friends w/that works for them this is 90% accurate

Let's be honest. If One signed guys who didn't even see a second contract in the UFC, these guys who got released from the UFC would come in and come clean house in One. 

 

I watch a lot of MMA. Martin nyguen and aung na la sung were both two division champions and I don't think either would even win a fight in the UFC. Nyguen would be finished by anyone ranked in the top 15 in UFC within the distance. 

One's marketing and production may be very good but other than Demetrius Johnson and a couple of others, let's be honest the fighters are anything but world class. 

I won’t argue about Nguyen due to the world wide depth at 45. And since I’m not super educated on his career. However I could see Aung La Nsang doing fairly well in the UFC’s middle weight division. I think he has a decent shot at being top 15 but I don’t think he breaks top 10. I’d like to see how Aung does against some free agents that would serve a good test where he’s at skill set wise. 

Edited: 4/23/19 1:21 PM
12/28/14
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Nicktheissue265 -
failure at life -
Dominique Robinson -
failure at life -
Kings21 -
failure at life -
Dominique Robinson -

Myself.

Tommy Hayden.

James Chaney.

Will Chope.

Javier Trujillo.

And we all are already in Asia.

They'll never give you guys a shot because you already know why.

Do share

They aren't going to reply open that organization up to non-asians or they would have no Asian fighters to market. They'd all get beaten up badly but the Russians, Brazilians and Americans

Per a convo w/a top exec I’m friends w/that works for them this is 90% accurate

Let's be honest. If One signed guys who didn't even see a second contract in the UFC, these guys who got released from the UFC would come in and come clean house in One. 

 

I watch a lot of MMA. Martin nyguen and aung na la sung were both two division champions and I don't think either would even win a fight in the UFC. Nyguen would be finished by anyone ranked in the top 15 in UFC within the distance. 

One's marketing and production may be very good but other than Demetrius Johnson and a couple of others, let's be honest the fighters are anything but world class. 

I won’t argue about Nguyen due to the world wide depth at 45. And since I’m not super educated on his career. However I could see Aung La Nsang doing fairly well in the UFC’s middle weight division. I think he has a decent shot at being top 15 but I don’t think he breaks top 10. I’d like to see how Aung does against some free agents that would serve a good test where he’s at skill set wise. 

Like I said, I watch an absurd amount of MMA. 

First off lasang is extremely small for Middleweight. In terms of size, he's much better suited for the 170 lb weight class. One has their old ball rules for hydration tests so that's why he's probably at middleweight: Of the quite of few fights of his that I've watched. He was dwarfed in terms of size and demolished by both Uriah hall and costa philipou. 

When I saw him make the drop to 170, where he belonged I watched him get flat lined with a knee by a guy who went 0-2 in the UFC. I don't think he would win a fight on the prelims in the UFC at WW or MW.

Don't get me wrong, I actually think that opening up one to non-Asians would be a bad business move for them. One billion orientals don't want a bunch of games named magome magomedovich mogomederov coming in and dominating every weight class. 

4/23/19 1:53 PM
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4/23/19 3:13 PM
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Nicktheissue265 -
Boom Boom Mancino -

adding Nick "The Issue" Masonholder to the ranks would catapult their HW division to instant credibility!

Not sure if you’re ball busting but if not sincerely appreciate it but there’s levels to this stuff and I’m more than self aware enough to admit that I’m definitely not there yet. Would love to get back to working towards that goal as soon as my kids get a little bit older though! 

just joking around a bit, but it would be great to see you get there some day!

4/23/19 4:53 PM
11/30/14
Posts: 2412
Boom Boom Mancino -
Nicktheissue265 -
Boom Boom Mancino -

adding Nick "The Issue" Masonholder to the ranks would catapult their HW division to instant credibility!

Not sure if you’re ball busting but if not sincerely appreciate it but there’s levels to this stuff and I’m more than self aware enough to admit that I’m definitely not there yet. Would love to get back to working towards that goal as soon as my kids get a little bit older though! 

just joking around a bit, but it would be great to see you get there some day!

Haha appreciate it man. Yeah, like I said I’m taking a break for a little while but hoping to return to it. I’m 22 years old and have been fighting for over 6 years now. I had some concerns in regards to the effects hard sparring really young had on my brain, and I promised my girlfriend that I’d put her and the kids first and wouldn’t be fighting again until we reach a point I can train with the dedication it takes and can afford to live comfortably were I to get put out of work for a bit from a fight. 

4/23/19 8:36 PM
11/2/12
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Chris Kelades . I think he’s do well there . Has the bud spirit . He’s currently w/ M-1 but contracts are up I believe