Clinching

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The first time I learned about Muay Thai was when I saw a Wanderlei Silva fight video. One of Silva’s most famous finishes ever was when he tied up Quinton Jackson and delivered nonstop knees. All I remember was hearing how that was a Muay Thai technique. Continue reading “Clinching”

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Bloodsport Lives

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When you are one of the only foreigners spectating at a Muay Thai event, in god-knows-where north Thailand, you know things are about to get real. I was almost more entertained by the betting action than I was with the matches. The gamblers were just as fierce with their betting as the 7-year-olds were brutal with their blows. It was a vicious seesaw of a competition.  Continue reading “Bloodsport Lives”

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