By Suhas BhatFollow @@suhasrbhat
In his capacity as leader of Evolve's fight team, Chatri will be paying close attention to the One FC Rise to Power event in Manila at the end of the month.
Although there won't be any Evolve fighters in action, Chatri expects a good show and will be watching the proceedings from Singapore.
Filipino fighters such as Eduard Folayang, Honorio Banario and Kevin Belingon will be representing Team Lakay.
Banario will be defending his featherweight title for the first time while Belingon could get a shot at the bantamweight belt if he triumphs against Masakatsu Ueda in the grand prix final.
"The best team in Philippines is Team Lakay, no doubt. They have five fighters on the card who will put on a good show," Chatri told FOX Sports.
"The level of MMA in Philippines is high. The Universal Reality Combat Championship has been running there for ten years.
"And the Filipinos love combat sports! They go crazy over Manny Pacquiao in boxing and Eduard Folayang in MMA.
"I'm not going to Manila [for Rise to Power] but I will definitely be watching. I will be excited to see if the Filipinos bring glory to their nation."
Chatri has also announced that he's on the hunt for new fighters for his Singapore gym. Currently, they boast talent from Japan, Brazil, Thailand, Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore and the United States while it remains to be seen if they will move for a prospect from the Land of the Morning.
"We don't look at nationalities at Evolve. I always try to find the best future world champions.
"Right now, we're looking to add 15-20 professional fighters in order to groom future world champions.
"I already spend lot of time watching fight videos and when a potential fighter passes all the tests we have, we will be glad to offer them the opportunity of fighting for Team Evolve."
The Thai businessman has also been busy on a different type of project this year. Back in March, he launched an online university which offers classes on martial arts on a paid subscription basis.
With Evolve University having operated for two months now, Chatri reflected on his latest adventure.
"The reception around the world for Evolve University has been unbelievable. We've had students from Qatar, New Zealand, Australia, the United States, and from all around Asia," he said.
"It seems to have struck a chord with a lot of people around the world."
The 42-year-old also confessed that the inspiration behind the project was a rather idealistic one.
"It's always been my dream to make the world a safer place," Chatri revealed.
"My mission with Evolve University is to spread the authentic self-defence knowledge that the world champions at Evolve have and make it accessible to people all over the world.
"I hope that the knowledge there can help kids not get bullied or be victimised, especially when you hear about all the senseless violence taking place these days."