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Friday, Aug 03, 2012

ONE FC Names Matt Hume Vice President of Operations and Competition

Matt Hume (right) will fellow MMA legend Bas Rutten

By FCF Staff

Recently ONE FC announced that legendary trainer and former fighter Matt Hume had secured a “senior executive” position with the promotion, and as a result, he would no longer judge or referee fights of the organization.

In a press release sent out today by ONE FC, the Asian based promotion offered more details as to what Hume’s role will now be.

ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC) has announced the appointment of MMA legend Matt Hume as Vice President of Operations and Competition. Hume’s primary responsibilities include matchmaking and talent recruitment, managing standards in rules and regulations, and guardian of ONE FC’s first-class show experience. Prior to joining ONE FC, Matt Hume served as a world class trainer, promoter, sanctioning body president, referee, event judge, rule director, matchmaker, television commentator and author. Hume earned respect in and outside of the cage for his MMA skills as a fighter as well as his understanding of the MMA business.

CEO of ONE Fighting Championship™ Victor Cui stated, “Matt Hume is one of the pioneers of MMA. Before the sport had gained any exposure or publicity, Matt had dedicated his life to building the sport and developing world-class fighters. Matt has done just about everything one can do for the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. ONE FC is thrilled to have such an incredible MMA expert on board, and with his talent, influence and experience, we will continue to produce the greatest TV and live in-house experience in the world and forge ahead with signing the very top fighters on this planet.”

Vice President of Operations of ONE Fighting Championship™ Matt Hume stated, “I’m honored to be a part of the largest and most exciting MMA promotion in Asia. Since ONE FC’s inception, I was heavily involved as the organization’s Chief Official and Head Referee. Time and time again, I have been thoroughly impressed by the quality of work that the extremely talented ONE FC staff has produced. ONE FC is a serious player in the ever-developing world of MMA, and I am confident that ONE FC will continue to take Asian MMA to unbelievable heights.”

ONE FC’s next event will take place August 31st at the SMART ARANETA Coliseum in Quezon City, Philippines.


posted by FCF Staff @ 3:30 pm
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