The UCW Radio Host Louis Velazquez had the opportunity to have
the co-founder of the top mixed martial arts organizations in Canada,
Warrior One MMA or better known W1 MMA, Jack Bateman on the show.
Jack Bateman is the
President and CEO of Premier Entertainment and Warrior One Mixed Martial
Arts. Jack was born and raised In Toronto, Ontario and is the son of a
highly successful general contractor. Jack got in to the trades at age 17
and by 20 was the youngest licensed electrician in the province of Ontario .
In 1998 Jack started a highly successful electrical contracting business.
In 2000 Jack officially began his journey into martial arts training at
Warrior MMA in Newmarket , Ontario . Jack forged a reputation as a high
level competitor on Ontario jujitsu competition circuit for 5 years and was
the winner of the Canadian jujitsu association 4 round tournament in 2006.
In 2007 he was injured in training shortly after retired from competitive
Over the years Jack has travelled the world and been actively involved in
training and assisting some of Canada ’s best fighters in the world’s most
prestigious mixed martial arts promotions including the UFC and Pride
Fighting in Japan . Jack quickly fell in love with the sport of mixed
martial arts and became one of Canada most knowledgeable individuals
Jack found however that many MMA promotions and promoters were only in the
sport to make a quick buck which sullied the sport that he loved. In 2008
armed with years of experience in promotions, training, business and
management Jack opted to start his own MMA promotion. Teaming up with Ian
Brewster, Jack co founded Warrior One MMA.
In less than a year Warrior
One MMA has quickly established itself as Canada ’s premier MMA promotion
and under the leadership of Bateman has forged a deal with the SCORE
television network which will make Warrior One the highest watched Canadian
based MMA event ever. And could be the most watched MMA second only to
second only to the UFC for shows produced in Canada .
ABOUT WARRIOR ONE MMA
is The finest in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)
competition. The evolution of combat. Featuring only professional, elite
fighters from around the globe,W-1is a competitive event pitting warrior
against warrior in hand-to-hand battles of skill, honor and art. From Brazilian
Jiu-Jitsu to wrestling, Muay Thai to boxing, all styles are encouraged. But, in
order to consistently win, participants must be well versed in every aspect of
the fighting game.
It's about punches, kicks, elbows, knees, big knockouts, technical submissions,
take-downs and strategy. It's like no other sport you've ever seen! W-1
continues to strive to take the sport to the mainstream. There are rules to
protect the competitors and the sport is as safe, if not safer, than most of the
major league American sports. Which style will reign supreme? Which man will be
left standing? Who will be the number#1 WARRIOR?
W-1event features feature veteran fighters
from some of the most prestigious mixed martial arts promotions including the
UFC, PRIDE, APEX, IFL, KING OF THE CAGE and TKO.
stable of fighters have fought around the globe and have held belts and won
championships in every major MMA event.W-1chooses only the best warriors to compete
for glory and honor in the cage!
W-1events will feature a full 24™ circular
cage with cat walk and in the tradition of some of the best MMA events from
North America and Japan will also have special effects for grand entrances (cage
lights, smoke, fire™ etc). This is where the action happens. This is where men
go head to head and blow for blow. This is where men enter as men and leave asWARRIORS.