2) Terrence Chan Takes his Kicks, Poker Chops to Ultimate Poker
Talk about a perfect fit.
MMA/poker pro Terrence Chan has been signed to represent the only online poker room that is partnered the UFC.
Indeed Chan is a new member of the Ultimate Poker team, which is owned by Fertitta Interactive. Fertitta Interactive is in turn majority-owned by Station Casinos and partnered with the UFC.
Chan has had an illustrious career in the poker world (check this mini-documentary if you doubt us) that includes being a consultant for PokerStars in its infancy, winning WCOOP and SCOOP titles and more recently representing Hero Poker.
In recent years the Vancouver native has begun training MMA quite seriously and boosts a shiny 1-0 record in professional fights. He also has two amateur victories.
Interestingly it sounds like Chan won’t just be representing the brand at tournaments but will also be working full-time from Ultimate Poker’s office in Vegas.
On one hand, it's a huge change for me. I know from experience that being part of a startup is crazy work. Stuff always goes wrong and there are always challenges and hurdles you didn't anticipate. But more than anything I'm excited. Excited to be hopefully a good team player and leader. Our Vegas office is a couple dozen employees and they're an awesome group who has welcomed me.
3) Chan Talks MMA in New Easy Game Mini-Doc
It's good timing that Chan announced his new Ultimate Poker role today as we've got an exclusive video with the man in question.
As we mentioned above it's been hard to turn around in the poker world in the last 10 years without seeing Terrence Chan. But these days you'll see more of Terrence Chan in an MMA ring than you will at a poker table.
The 32-year-old has shifted his focus from poker to mixed martial arts and he's set his sights on the sport's highest level: The UFC.
In the latest episode of our short documentary series Easy Game we find out why. If you're on iPad or iPhone you can watch the video here.
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