De Nederlandse Anthony Engelen heeft geen contract meer bij ONE Championship, bevestigt de Nederlander MMA vechter op social media.
Onderstaand zijn verklaring:
I am taking this opportunity to announce that ONE Championship has decided to release me from their fight roster without any valid reason.
I am truly disappointed with this strange decision by the top management and it caught me by surprise to say the least. Especially after winning my last two fights, with the last one in spectacular fashion. I defeated my opponent by KO which even got me an extra bonus. The then CEO Victor Cui came to me personally to congratulate me and hand me over the bonus and telling me that ONE Championship was very happy with me and they wanted to work with me much more in the near future.
But no fights were offered after this. Even after contacting ONE’s management and matchmakers monthly and later daily by my manager, still no fights were offered. I can’t help to think that this is about something completely different…
I have always enjoyed fighting for ONE Championship and have always been professional both in and outside the cage.
Because of my love for Mixed Martial Arts I have always tried to help grow ONE Championship and MMA in Asia and especially here in Indonesia, my second home.
I always thought that ONE Championship was an organization that is transparent and has a high integrity especially in treating their fighters. But since these past few weeks I have some question marks.
Nonetheless I would like to thank the operational team behind the scenes and the fighters at ONE for being such inspirations and a cool bunch from day 1. And of course thank you to all my loyal fans and friends who have supported me up until this point of my career now!! I am still training hard everyday, and I will be fighting again very soon…!! Much love,
Anthony “The Archangel” Engelen .