ONE Championship aired a video highlighting former UFC stars getting rocked on ONE on TNT 2.
ONE Championship looked to make a statement with their main event during ONE on TNT 2. Just before the main event that would see Christian Lee dominate a quick TKO victory to retain his ONE Championship lightweight title, the promotion aired a highlight package that showed UFC talent who came over to ONE Championship getting rocked.
Here’s a portion of that video.
The package saw Demetrious Johnson getting knocked out with a knee, Sage Northcutt getting dropped by Cosmo Alexander, and even made reference to UFC legend Jens Pulver, who last fought in the promotion in 2013.
The package was met with mixed reactions, with some respecting ONE championship for their bravado, and others wondering why they would showcase their most popular western fighters in such a negative light. On one hand, you can understand ONE Championship’s mentality, as all of those losses by the former UFC fighters just make the ONE Championship talent look better, but on the other hand, you have to wonder how this will affect the marketability of their American stars.