Many have no doubt said it before its all business and the Muay Thai industry is big bucks in Thailand, mma I guess would be a competitor so there
bound to try to get it outlawed. The boxing big wigs tried the same thing here in the states years ago, they even had Senator John McCain try to pass
a whole bunch of laws against it back then.
And even back then it was all about business, McCain was making truckloads of money off boxing because I think his family is one of the ones behind a
big name beer, which was sponsoring boxing at the time. And the UFC back then were not one of the fortune 500 players and all there sponsors were
small time, and as it was a up and coming sport. It threatened the popularity of boxing, and therefore of the money they were all making off
And so they ran a what u ma call it...A smear campaign.
But now there all buddy buddy as they are all in on a piece of the pie mma is making
with sales and its popularity. All about the $$$.
The same thing is likely going on in Thailand, just business.
In fact Muai Thai is more dangerous then mma, thats why you never see older fighters in Muai Thai. Most of them start really young like 5 years old,
and by the time they reach 20 something there bodies are all banged up and used up, so they retire. In mma you see fighters of all kinds of ages.
The thing is most people have little insight into real fighting, they seen to many movies or are just plain ignorant.
In a real fight most fights no matter how good if the other guy is even remotely practiced in any grappling art it will go to the ground. I seen top
level Muay Thai fighters get beat by dudes who can barely throw a punch because of that fact. Its all just a whole different thing, and you can not
really compare them, apples and oranges.
I watch all kinds of combat sports, boxing, mma, kickboxing, muay thai, karate, and whatever else and it all just comes down to what you like, if you
like boxing good for you, watch that and shut the hell up about it. Same can be said of any other martial art out there. This whole thing like I said
is about business and not about the martial arts at all.
MMA is so far the closest thing to an actual real life fight out there within its rules. And a real life fight is not pretty or fancy, its brutal and
unpredictable, and the less rules you have the more unpredictable the fights become. That's why most other martial arts through out time rules were
added, to make the fights more aesthetics and more predictable as it eliminates a whole bunch of variables in how you can lose, and it is especially
predictable for the bookies to make $$ off it.
Like I said people just watch to much movies, real life actual thing is exactly not like it is depicted in movies and shows. Even the martial art of
sword fighting, in movies you see guys go back and forth with swords like a dance, in real life actual sword fighting as they did in samurai japan
in the past in duels in ancient Europe. You would be lucky if the actual sword fight would last past 5 seconds and there was no fancy back and forth
play at least not for long, really the whole ordeal is decided the first few seconds and long before the swords are drawn.
There is a comparison in mma with other combat sports as well, take away all the rules and heavy gloves and rounds. And you would be lucky if the
actual fight would last past 5 minutes, and the first guy to make a mistake is usually the one who losses.
But anyways people just watch whatever you want, this whole thing is a mute point.