• Arjan Bhullar has announced that he is re-signing with ONE Championship
  • His new deal includes a clause for him to perform in pro-wrestling matches
  • Bhullar and Malykhin's unification bout may take a while to happen

ONE Championship is going to have its reigning heavyweight champion for a long time after ArjanBhullar announced that he will be staying with the promotion.

Bhullar made the declaration on the latest episode of The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, hinting that it was a special kind of deal.

“I have re-signed. I’ve got a new deal, a multi-fight, multi-year deal that also allows me to pro-wrestle. It’s a one-of-a-kind deal, we haven’t seen in MMA. I know we’ve seen people like Ronda [Rousey] and Cain [Velasquez] get busy but that was after [fighting was done]. We’ve come to terms with ONE, absolutely,” Bhullar said of the situation.

Bhullar, 35, has been at a stand-off with the Singapore-based organization after knocking out Filipino-American star Brandon Vera for the title in the dying seconds of round two at ONE: Dangal exactly a year prior to his announcement.

In the time that he was on the sidelines, the outfit decided to hold a matchup for the interim heavyweight title which notorious Russian knockout artist Anatoly Malykhin claimed over Kirill Grishenko back in February.

Understandably, ONE Championship cannot have two champions and a unification bout is likely to happen sometime soon.

It might take some time for the bout to happen as the Singapore government has imposed a travel ban on Russian nationals following their war with Ukraine.

Bhullar also revealed that his dreams of being a pro-wrestler were a near possibility, but his then-contract with ONE Championship did not allow him to make other appearances.

“We had interest from both WWE and AEW. We couldn’t engage in a formal deal because my contract wouldn’t allow it.”

With his new contract in tow, it might not be long before ONE fans get a chance to see their heavyweight champion perform in the squared circle from time to time.

Of course, Bhullar’s first responsibility is to defend his title and he will certainly do so once the promotion mandates him.

Bhullar’s opponent for his first title defense remains a mystery because of Malykhin’s situation, so fans will have to wait and see who steps up in his place.