Buakaw is such a great fighter just imagine in the usa if they knew him just like people know kobe bryant. I do know exactly what your stating about boxing though. I love boxing and I think boxing works better than kickboxing in mma or the street but for people like buakaw or badr hari those guys are just savages man.
Ohh I agree with you, I wish more people knew of the K1/Muay Thai guys.
The hard truth is only most of us 'hardcore fans' do... but I'm fine with that as we can appreciate all the great fights they give us.
Now that MMA is exploding I'm going to honestly say that I think the smaller organizations and events will be less and less. We won't see too many televised unless it's in other countries.
Lots of guys from K1, Boxing and judo, muay thai, Olympic wrestling, etc are migrating to the big stages and trying their skill sets in MMA. Slowly, all of their respective organizations are weakening or folding.
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