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Fight Business Podcast #26: ONE Championship finances & Dustin Poirier gets UFC superstar rub

Fight Business Podcast #26: ONE Championship finances & Dustin Poirier gets UFC superstar rub

Chatri Sityodtong speaking at a ONE Championship press conference

Welcome back to the Fight Business Podcast, Patrick Auger’s show dedicated to the business-side of mixed martial arts.

In this episode, Auger discusses the recently uncovered ONE Championship 2019 financial report that details major losses and growing concerns for the Singapore-based promotion.

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Auger then touches on Dustin Poirier’s fast-increasing social media follower numbers following his knockout win against Conor McGregor and the impacts of the “superstar rub” in the UFC.

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THREE title fights live tonight on ESPN+

PPV main card starts at 10 pm (ET)

  • Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya
  • Amanda Nunes vs. Megan Anderson
  • Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling
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Lastly, Auger touches on President Joe Biden’s request for Trump-appointed members of the Federal Service Impasses Panel to resign and what this means for pro-union movements in the US.

  • Intro (0:00)
  • ONE Championship’s 2019 financial report shows growing losses (1:06)
  • ONE Championship’s recent shows part of a pilot project with the Singaporean government (25:08)
  • Dustin Poirier gained 700k Instagram followers after McGregor KO (29:15)
  • President Joe Biden signals pro-union motives by firing members of Federal Service Impasses Panel (36:45)
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