Of all the various fighting styles that combine to create the burgeoning sport of Mixed Martial Arts, it is Thai kickboxing which is at the core of the new discipline. Yet it has taken until this week for Thailand to host its first major MMA event.
It took a serendipitous meeting between two childhood friends late last year to provide the key to unlocking these problems.
When Chatri Sidyodtong, founder of Asia’s principal MMA promotional company One Championship, met up with entertainment entrepreneur Kamol “Sukie” Sukosol, the first outlines were drawn for an event that will come to fruition this Friday: the ‘Kingdom of Champions’ event in Bangkok. Read More