In the past two weeks, ONE Championship has signed a pair of iconic mixed martial arts world champions.
Former UFC and Bellator Lightweight world champion Eddie “The Underground King” Alvarez officially signed with the world’s largest martial arts organization on Tuesday, 16 October, and 12-time UFC Flyweight world champion Demetrious Johnson put pen to paper on Saturday, 27 October.
Please join me in welcoming the #1 pound-for-pound king, Demetrious Johnson (27-3), to ONE Championship! He is the most…
These marquee additions have sent shockwaves through the martial arts world, and the superstar athletes up and down the ONE roster have taken to social media to react to the bombshell announcements.
Here is what they are saying.
Demetrius Johnson "Mighty Mouse" Johnson signs with ONE Championship. Power signing, we all need to step our game up….
…and another HUGE move for ONE Championship! Would love to see the homie Reece "Lightning" Mclaren mix it up with the GOAT in the ONE cage/ring.
This is getting Fun !!!! A lot of history being made @MightyMouseUFC IMO is , and will be for a long time the best to do it
— Eddie Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) October 24, 2018
The lightweight division gets more exciting.Lets welcome Eddie Alvarez in ONE Championship
The underground king signs with ONE Championship ! Used to watch Eddie Alvarez highlights back when he was fighting in Japan. Cant wait to be on the same card as this legend. #onechampionship #stepup
My favorite fighter just signed to ONE Championship it would be amazing to fight same card as him!!!
This is exciting news for ONE Championship! Chatri Sityodtong is always raising the bar!
— shinya aoki (@a_ok_i) October 16, 2018
— Adrian Pang (@adrianpangmma) October 16, 2018