ONE Championship CEO Victor Cui named president of the Edmonton Elks

The Edmonton Elks have hired Victor Cui as the team’s president.

Cui made it official by announcing his acceptance of the role with Edmonton Sun reporter Terry Jones.

“I was this young, short, chubby, chatty Philippino guy from Castledowns in north side Edmonton. I got a chance to have this fantastic sports career all around the world and build a multi-billion dollar business. And now I get to take all of that knowledge and take it home to a team that gave me my first scholarship,” Cui told Jones.

Cui was born in Edmonton, attended the University of Alberta and earned a Johnny Bright scholarship from the green and gold. He played a key role in building ONE Championship, a multi-billion dollar Mixed Martial Arts business based in Singapore.

“The company started with a staff of just me and now has 300 staff and nine offices around the world. Today, ONE Championship is now No. 1 in the world with the most viewed video content on Facebook,” Cui told Jones.

Cui resigned from his day-to-day role with ONE Championship to accept the president job with the Elks, however he is still a significant shareholder and advisor. His family, wife Carmen, daughter Kayleigh and son Liam, are all living in Edmonton.

Prior to becoming the CEO for ONE Championship, Cui spent 15 years in the sports industry. He ran Martial Combat, worked as a senior executive for ESPN Star Sports, and has also been involved with the Commonwealth Games, Olympic Games, X Games, and PGA Tour.