ONE CHAMPIONSHIP CEO: PRADIP HAD LESS THAN 24 HOURS NOTICE TO FILL IN FOR MMA FIGHT
Asia Fighting Championship's tragic celebrity match between YouTube personality Steven Lim and bodybuilder Pradip Subramanian, which resulted in Pradip's untimely demise by cardiac arrest, has been slammed by its competitor for being "reckless" and "irresponsible".
In remarks to reporters, ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong wrote: "It is my understanding that Pradip had only 24 hours notice to compete, and did not even have a training camp for the bout. Lastly, it was evident that both Steven and Pradip were in no shape to compete as both demonstrated zero cardio fitness. This fight was a publicity stunt without regard for the risk of human life. It was a decision by the CEO of a small startup organization to put innocent, untrained civilians in harm's way just to sell tickets."
"As a leader in our community, I hope the authorities deal with the CEO of Asia Fighting Championship harshly and severely to deter any other future reckless, irresponsible acts by anyone else."
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