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HJ Mai is the assistant managing editor for SportsBusiness Daily Global.

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Skyrocketing Social Media Numbers Translate Into Increased Revenue For One Championship

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 02 / 02 / 17

Skyrocketing social media numbers have translated into rising revenues for Asian martial arts promoter One Championship, Chatri Sityodtong said. The founder and chair of One Championship told SBD Global that the company’s growth has exceeded his wildest expectations. Over the past two years, O...

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