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ONE Championship looking to stage events in Cebu

first_img“The Philippines is one of ONE’s biggest markets and that’s evident with the way we consistently sell out Mall of Asia Arena,” he said.READ” Eduard Folayang is ONE Championship Fighter of the Year“I think the reality is that the Philippines is MMA-crazy. You can’t put on enough shows in a year to satisfy the demand. Major cities outside Manila have been demanding an event for a very long time such as Cebu. It’s something we keep an eye on. We’re open to it and we’re looking at when the best time to do this. The fanbase is there. It’s not a matter of if, but when.”Mack also expects more champions to come out of the country while also being a go-to hub for mixed martial arts in the region.“I also think that we’re just seeing the start of the rise of world champions here in the Philippines. The whole mainstream aspect has really taken off with world class trainers flying in here and Brandon Vera moving here. We have organic superstars like Eduard Folayang and Danny Kingad,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out “I think what you’re gonna see is more events, more gyms, and more content. It’s gonna be better and better. We haven’t disappointed thus far and we don’t plan to disappoint in decades to come.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town LATEST STORIES “I wouldn’t be surprised if we start looking at holding future events in Cebu,” he said on Tuesday during ONE Championship: Kings of Destiny press conference at City of Dreams in Parañaque.READ: Manila to host two ONE Championship events next year FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“I think it’s gonna happen, it’s just a matter of the right time. The demand in Manila is hard to keep up with. We’re trying to do that to satisfy the fans in the Philippines.”The American executive draws his optimism from the continuous success of the promotion’s events in the country, especially ahead of its 10th event in the Philippines on Friday for ONE Championship: Kings of Destiny. Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Ting prepares for ‘best version’ of Folayang Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government ONE Lightweight Champion Eduard Folayang and challenger Ev Ting face off before ONE Championship: Kings of Destiny. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOHauling in thousands of fans in its events in the Philippines, ONE Championship has expressed interest in staging future events outside of Manila.Loren Mack, ONE Championship vice president for public relations and communications, shared that the Asian mixed martial arts giant has gone on to explore options of holding future fights in Cebu.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Listen: Niall McDermott on LYIT Donegal reaching a first Cup semi-final

first_imgBEFORE yesterday evening’s game against Tolka Rovers, LYIT Donegal coach Niall McDermott admits that he was more nervous than ever.However, McDermott was beaming as his side toasted an historic Hula Hoops Presidents National Cup quarter-final win. LYIT Donegal won 83-73 to confirm their place in the semi-finals for the first time ever.“Absolutely delighted,” McDermott told Donegal Daily/Donegal Sport Hub. “In Cup games, it’s win or go home. So, the only thing that matters is the result Cup games are always tight and scrappy. There is very rarely a blow-out in a Cup game.”LYIT Donegal have been riding high in the League this season, with McDermott having added several new additions.The likes of Mario Garcia and Manny Payton excelled again as they defeated Tolka in a thriller. The Dubliners pulled out all the stops in an attempt to derail LYIT Donegal.McDermott said: “They were Cup finalists last year and that experience is invaluable. We only have one player who has played in a Cup final before.  “We knew they’d be ready for this. They brought two new players in just for this game. They put all their resources into it.”But LYIT Donegal prevailed in front of a big home crowd at An Danlann. As McDermott spoke, the court was awash with underage players shooting hoops. It was a sure sign that the impact is already being felt locally.McDermott added: “The Cup is what it’s all about. We’ve been to quarter-finals many a time. We’ve never been to the semi-finals. That’s one of the most nervous I’ve been before a game. There was a lot of pressure.” Listen to the full interview below …Listen: Niall McDermott on LYIT Donegal reaching a first Cup semi-final was last modified: December 1st, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Andrew McGeeverletterkennyLYITLyIT DonegalManny PaytonMario GarciaNiall McDermottlast_img read more