I don't know, maybe I'm mistaken, but it seems like (at least in the lower level fights) in Thailand today - there's much (much) more clinching than back in the 80's-90's. Moreso, most of this clinching seems to be less dynamic than what I saw on golden era Ch. 5 and 7 programs for example. Is it because of the level of the fights or is it jsut a phenomenon that slowly made its way to the Thai fight scene? I'm sure gamlers have to do something with that too.