The amount of good fighters in Muay Thai

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  1. Cocakillbana

    Cocakillbana Black Belt

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    I spent a few hours watching fights and going through fight information from 2012; I left with two main thoughts:

    1. Just how many good fighters come and go
    2. Just how hard it is to stay around

    Here's a bunch of fighters ranging from good to great that all fought in the second half of 2012 (that's as far as I went with this). These are fighters who, for whatever reasons are (as far as I know) no longer active in competitive Muay Thai.

    Palangtip Nor Sripuang
    Rataket Teded99
    Tuan Kor Kampanart
    Ponakrit Kor Kampanart
    Gan Kor Kampanart (I do recall seeing him on some weekend TV shows, but not much)

    Songkom Sakhomsin
    Tingthong Chor Koiyuhaisuzu
    Chokpreecha Kor Sakoonchua
    Rittidet Wor Wanthawee
    Aranchai Pran26
    F16 Rachanon
    Diesellek Uddonmuang
    Sagetdao Petpayathai
    Petboonchu FA Group
    Saenchai PKSaenchai
    Singdam Kiatmuu9
    Petmorakot Teded99
    Kangwanlek Petyindee
    Farseethong Tor Thepsutin
    Thong Puideenaidee
    Pokaew Fonjaengchonburi
    Singthongnoi Por Telakun
    Pakon Sakyothin
    Yodwicha Por Boonsit
    Kongsak Sitboonmee
    Pentai Singpatong
    Pethawee Sor Kitthichai
    Nong-O Kaiyanghadao
    Niwlukrak Eksindeekongym
    Wanchana Or Boonchuay
    Petchartchai Chaorai-Oi
    Yokpet Sompongnataput
    Jomthong Chuwattana
    Panpet Chor Napatalung
    Kusakkonoi Sor Junlasen
    Detkart Por Pongsawang
    Mondam Sor Wirapon
    Kengklar Sor Chokkitchai
    Kengkart Sor Chokkitchai
    Chankrit Ekbangsai
    Thaksinlek Kiatniwat
    Lamnamoon Sakchaichote
    Rengsak Sitniwat
    Jemsak Sakburiram
    Lekklar Thanasukarn
    Petek Kiatyongyut
    Pe-Theng Kiatpontip
    Ponsawan Lukprabart
    Lamnampong Por Todsapon
    Petpanomrung Kiatmuu9
    Yodthongthai Por Telakun
    Fonluang Sitboonmee
    Pet Ekbangsai
    Watchararchai Rachanon
    Mongkolchai Petsupapan
    Wanchalerm Uddonmuang
    Penek Sitnumnoi
    Sam-A Kaiyanghadao
    Saengmorakot Tor Manothamaraska
    Superbon Teemuangloei
    Rungpet Wor Rungnirun
    Rungpet Kaiyanghadao
    Kaotam Lukprabart
    Bangpleenoi 96Peenang
    Senkeng Jor Nopparat

    It's staggering that just six years ago all these fighters were around -- and now effectively out of the sport. It's also worth pointing out that the good to great fighters of today were largely unknown in 2012 -- the continuous nature of Muay Thai is quite amazing.
     
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  2. SuperLuigi

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    Even the scene 2 years ago looked drastically different from today. Its pretty cool though that a lot of those names have been able to continue their careers in other ways(ONE retirement village, pro boxing, alt-promotions like Topking, KB).
     
  3. ichibang

    ichibang Black Belt

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    Muay Thai has always produced incredible amount of talents despite its horrendous pay.

    It is kind of like amateur wrestling and amateur boxing scenes in Eastern Europe.

    Just imagine if we have a program to send top Thai to train in the US for western boxing/mma like the Dagestani...
     
  4. facePuncher7

    facePuncher7 Founder of the militant wing of the Salvation Army

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    ONE retirement village :'D
     
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  5. shincheckin

    shincheckin Brown Belt

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    I have noticed the same in just about all combat sports, that alot of guys come and go, not many stay or stick around. I think outside of injuries a big factor on why many guys may quit is other factors in life such as work, starting a family, etc. You never really know there can be so many things.
     

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