This year, earlier in the year, ONE Championship made its on-ground debut in the United States with ONE Fight Night 10, an event in Broomfield, Colorado, that was completely sold out.
The card was loaded with some of the biggest names in the promotion competing in the United States for the very first time, providing fans with an experience unlike anything they had ever seen before and giving them something they had never seen before.
Now, the promotion and Chatri Sityodtong, who serves as both Chairman and CEO of the company, are working toward the goal of holding their first event in a different country with the ideal fight to do so.
Since Jonathan Haggerty stunned the world earlier this year by dethroning Nong-O Hama, he has had one person in mind for his championship defense.
An all-British confrontation with Liam Harrison would be a massive fight, especially if it were conducted in the United Kingdom, despite the fact that Liam Harrison is still recovering from an injury.
Sityodtong discussed the process of putting together the battle and the reasons why it will be such a significant event during a live interview with the South China Morning Post. He also expressed his desire to hold it in a venue that is recognized as being among the most prestigious in the history of sport.
“There’s a lot of a little bit of bad blood and disrespect going on between the two,” added Sityodtong. They are undoubtedly two of the best fighters in the UK, and one day they will compete against each other. We can only hope that the match will take place in Wembley Stadium in the United Kingdom. That is the goal of my life.”
You can see the entire interview down below:
ONE Championship is in the business of breaking down barriers, and if a UK debut is next on the list, a world title bill between Haggerty and Harrison is guaranteed to give a spectacular spectacle to the English fans and the watching globe. ONE Championship is in the business of breaking down barriers.