GSP, Renzo Gracie, Ben Askren as guest athletes in ‘The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition’

Published October 29, 2020, 3:51 PM

by Carlo Anolin

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UFC Hall of Famer Georges St-Pierre is among the 12 guest stars set to appear in the hit reality competition show “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition.”

Aside from GSP, ONE Championship announced Thursday that Brazilian jiu-jitsu master Renzo Gracie and former ONE welterweight champion Ben Askren are set to join “The Apprentice”  as guest athletes.

“It is my absolute honor to announce that mixed martial arts legend Georges St-Pierre, master Renzo Gracie, and former ONE Welterweight World Champion Ben Askren will join me in guiding 16 young entrepreneurs who will compete in the boardroom to become ‘The Apprentice’ and work by my side at ONE Championship,” said ONE Championship chief Chatri Sityodtong.

The three guest stars, likewise, expressed their excitement for the show, which is set to take place in Singapore and will air early next year.

“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,” said St-Pierre.

“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.”

ONE Championship stars Brandon Vera, Angela Lee, Demetrious Johnson, Ritu Phogat, Sage Northcutt, Xiong Jing Nan are the previously-announced guest athletes in the reality show, with three remaining stars yet to be named.

Last week, Sityodtong announced that two Filipinos are among the 16 young entrepreneurs who will take on the challenge in “The Apprentice.” A Filipino CEO is also set to join as one of the 12 guest judges.

Out of the 16 contestants,  only one will have the privilege to receive a  $250,000 job offer from Sityodtong and work directly under the ONE Championship honcho in Singapore.