Of all the things I’ve volunteered for, being kicked in the leg by a Bangkok Muay Thai champion for zero payoff is one of the silliest.
That being said, God Loves A Trier, and I’d rather do it and have a tale to tell than not do it and forsake one day with a sore leg thigh muscle. I’m just glad Nonsai didn’t go 100% – I think my leg, the pin of a full-time drinker who rarely trains would have broken. Even at half speed & power it felt like a baseball bat – the nerves in his shins are as dead as Elvis.
As it is, it’s just a tad sore. Tigerblood.
With Lumpinee Stadium fighter Richy Green, Bellator boys Anthony Leone and JJ Ambrose, and Nonsai himself, this video is actually quite star-studded when it comes to Phuket’s professional fighters!
Nonsai is best known for his performances in the Lumpinee Stadium in Bangkok, his appearances on European events such as SLAMM! and the Thailand vs the world Challenge. He is a 2x world champion, and his most memorable fights were undoubtedly smashing Dzhabar Azkerov, his KO win in Holland over Mohamed Medhar, and his split decision with Muay Thai legend John Wayne Parr. He is training for his next fight in SLAMM! at Phuket Top Team.
“Monkey Man” aka “The Hotstepper” is best known for training from a barstool a la Tank Abbott, and for being a sexual legend in Phuket. His one sole (charity) fight was a travesty, for which he still apologises profusely, and is yet to post the footage.
Peace & Love.
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