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GSP added to star-studded The Apprentice: ONE Championship cast


ONE Championship Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong has announced three additional special guest star athletes for ‘The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition.’

And they are royalty.

Two division UFC world champion Georges St-Pierre and Brazilian Jiujitsu great Renzo Gracie, as well as former ONE Welterweight World Champion Ben Askren, will help guide the show’s 16 contestants in the boardroom and in athletic challenges when ONE’s unique take on the hit reality television show airs in early 2021.

“It is my absolute honor to announce that mixed martial arts legend Georges St-Pierre, master Renzo Gracie, and former ONE Welterweight World Champion Ben Askren will join me in guiding 16 young entrepreneurs who will compete in the boardroom to become ‘The Apprentice’ and work by my side at ONE Championship,” said Sityodtong.

“I am beyond excited to fly to Asia to be part of The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition. Chatri is a great leader and entrepreneur, and it is an honor for me to guest star alongside him on the show and learn everything that I can. I hope to share my insight and knowledge in business, as well as how it is to be an elite athlete, with the contestants and help them become successful,” chimed St-Pierre, one of the greatest ever to step foot inside the UFC octagon.

Including St-Pierre, Gracie, and Askren, a total of 12 superstar athletes and World Champions are set to guest star on the show. Athletes will participate with contestants in tests of athletic ability and cardio endurance.

“Chatri is a personal friend, and I’ve seen him build ONE Championship into an immensely successful business today. I have tremendous respect for the way Chatri leads and runs his company, and I am truly honored to be able to join him in discovering The Apprentice on one of the biggest reality TV shows in history! I can’t wait to meet the contestants and work with them on any challenge,” said Gracie.

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“It feels great to be able to be back working with ONE Championship again, although this time, it will be outside of the ONE Circle. I can’t wait to bring the ‘Funky’ into the boardroom and share some of my experience in business and athletics with the participants. I am sure we will have so much fun on the show,” added Askren.

Among the athletes previously-announced to make appearances are ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera, ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion “Unstoppable” Angela Lee, ONE Flyweight Grand Prix World Champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson, Indian wrestling champion Ritu “The Indian Tigress” Phogat, Karate World Champion “Super” Sage Northcutt, and ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan.

More World Champions joining the show will be announced at a later date.

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