ONE Championship announced today its lineup of guest athletes for its new The Apprentice: ONE Championship edition reality show.
The lineup includes world heavyweight champion Brandon Vera, female atomweight champion Angela Lee, flyweight Grand Prix world champion Demetrious Johnson, Ritu Phogat, Sage Northcutt, and strawweight champion Xiong Jing Nan.
One athlete will be featured per episode to participate in the athletic challenges.
“I am excited to announce the ONE Championship athletes and World Champions ready to join me on The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition as special guest stars,” ONE CEO Chatri Sityodtong said in a press release. “Our athletes at ONE Championship are the backbone of our organization. They are real-life, modern day heroes who inspire the world with their incredible stories. Their discipline and wisdom will inspire and mentor our contestants. It is my honor to star alongside these amazing human beings on the show.”
“With Chatri [Sityodtong] leading the series, I know it’s going to be amazing. I’ve been dreaming of the possibilities and the many things I can learn from this experience,” Vera added. “I’m really excited to be a part of the show and help in any way I can, especially in the physical endurance challenges. I get to go from the gym to the boardroom war tables, let’s make it happen!”
“I’m honored to be able to share my experiences, my talents, and my presence on the show,” Lee said. “Being the youngest mixed martial arts world champion in history, I know I have a lot to offer the contestants as far as experience, and work ethic goes, and I can’t wait to impart some of my knowledge that could help them in their journey. As far as physical challenges go, I am ready!”
The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition will feature sixteen (16) contestants handpicked from around the world to compete in a high-stakes game of business and physical challenges. The winner will receive a USD $250,000 job offer to work directly under Sityodtong for a year as his protege in Singapore.