Money can’t buy everything. ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong had to earn his BJJ brown belt the hard way and it took him 16 years!

The ONE Championship head honcho shared the news on his Instagram account yesterday:


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Chatri began studying BJJ under Renzo Gracie back in 2005 when he was working in the financial industry in New York. He would probably have earned his brown belt a bit quicker if he hadn’t spent ten years training without a gi.

He has also competed in professional Muay Thai and looks like a badass on the pads. We think Chatri might just be MMA’s toughest promoter.