Martial arts legends are heading to ONE Championship to appear on the inaugural season of The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition.
In a press release, Asia's largest sports media property announced that Georges St-Pierre, Renzo Gracie, and Ben Askren will join other previously announced world champions and world-class athletes as guides for the 16 contestants on the show.
ONE Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong wrote in a Facebook post about the announcement, "Bar none, this edition of The Apprentice will be the toughest edition in history. It is definitely NOT your grandfather's edition of The Apprentice."
The revitalized format will feature surprises and exhilarating challenges.
St-Pierre said, "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."
The first-family of mixed martial arts will have its representative on the show with the legendary Renzo Gracie.
"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," proclaimed Gracie.
Returning to the organization will be Ben Askren, who is a former ONE Welterweight World Champion.
"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," said Askren.
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The show's winner, which is scheduled to air in early 2021, will win a $250,000 job offer to learn from Sityodtong in Singapore.