Friday, June 29, 2012

Australia Muay Thai fighter vows a return to the ring : June 2012

Phuket Muay Thai fighter Daniel Ketley is determined to make a full recovery and return to the Muay Thai boxing scene he loves so much.
Daniel , Australia muay thai fighters , have accident in 2012 .

Daniel was left with a fractured skull, haemorrhaging and compression on the brain, air bubbles in the brain, a shattered eye socket, jaw broken in three places, four lost teeth, a fractured vertebra, nerve damage to his neck and shoulder, a fracture in the skull between his nose and upper lip and 45 stitches in his head after, his family say, he was bashed in the Saiyuan Rd area in the early hours of June 8.
Speaking to The Phuket News on Wednesday from his parents’ home where he is recovering, Daniel said he was feeling a lot stronger this week and his surgery scars were healing very well.
“I want to fight again. I’m just focused on recovering now. All I care about is getting better. I’m taking things day by day. I think my recovery is going well but I wish I could fast-forward.
“The most frustrating thing is that I don’t know how I ended up in this situation, I’ve [still] got no idea.”
His Phuket friends had been visiting him every second day and his family were taking care of him around the clock. He had been overwhelmed by the response to his story, he said.
“I’m surprised it made the news in Australia, because it’s not a rare occurrence [that an Australian is injured while overseas]. I made the front page in the Gold Coast Bulletin, and people have been messaging me and donating money.
“It helps because it shows people do care. Thanks to everyone who has given me support. I deeply appreciate it. There’s nothing I can do to show just how much I do appreciate it.”
It is good news that everyone try to help other people and muay thai fighters .

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Cyclone confident he can blow away Bosch @ muay thai , June 3rd 2012

Muay Thai are popular , One of the most intriguing Muay Thai contests ever to be fought in Thailand will be the WBC Muay Thai heavyweight world championship  one of seven world title fights in the Battle for the Belts event at the Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani next Saturday.

Muay Thai heavyweight championships are usually unpredictable due to the awesome force of a heavy blow that often ends such contests with a sudden knock-out.
It's rare for a Muay Thai heavyweight contest to take place in Thailand. And even rarer still for such a title is to be held in the Thai capital as part of a three-hour broadcast on Channel 9 (3pm to 6pm) and worldwide by IMG.
The WBC heavyweight world championship will be a highly anticipated showdown between Argentina's title-holder Christian Bosch and the challenger from Japan, Fabiano Cyclone.
Fabiano, a former K1 heavyweight star, is coming to Bangkok ready to do what it takes to win the title from Bosch.
Speaking from his home gym in Tokyo where he's been training for the past three months, Fabiano said he doesn't expect that the championship will go the full five rounds.
"When big guys collide in the ring, one stands up and the other goes down. My focus is to stay standing and win the world title," he said.
Fabiano said he had mastered punches and kicks while fighting in K1.
"Muay Thai is very different to K1 kickboxing. You've got to have better conditioning and be able to use the extra weapons of knees and elbows. Grappling was the hardest thing for me. To hang on and keep striking is a tough skill to learn," he said.
His Argentina's opponent Bosch also predicts a KO result.
"We're both fit enough to go hard for five rounds, but the reality is that only one fighter will most likely be standing upright at the end. That's the natural way of the heavyweight division and a points win is a secondary consideration," he said.
Bosch has been training for a week in Phuket to get over the jet lag after flying to Thailand all the way from South America.
He and Fabiano will come face to face for the first time at the weigh-in on Friday morning at Fairtex Muay Thai resort in Pattaya.
Fabiano is hoping to take the WBC green belt back to Japan where he says K1 is in decline.
"All the buzz in Japan today is Muay Thai and MMA. K1 has given way to MMA. But the Japanese know Muay Thais is the real king of the stand-up martial arts. If I can win the world title then I can make Japan proud for having their first Muay Thai heavyweight world champion. But first I have to win it. This is my big chance to achieve something amazing," he said.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Criminologist brands Muay Thai & MMA a 'blood sport' : May 6th

Mixed martial arts combat sport and Muay Thai sport is coming under close scrutiny in Australia following a report from a prominent criminologist who describes cage fighting as a new blood sport.
Professor Rob White at the University of Tasmania has delivered a scathing indictment on MMA cage combat, saying it appears to have no rules with the fighters being able to freely punch, kick, elbow, throw, strangle and stomp.
His assertion is that MMA is being developed as a business that is "being sold as the new gladiator contest as a blood sport."
As part of a worldwide sport combat phenomena, MMA continues to grow in popularity in the Australian states where the state-run governments have appointed combat sports authorities to supervise all boxing, Muay Thai, kickboxing and MMA events.
Each state nominates its own official judges and referees, but many sports analysts like Prof White are concerned that the health and safety regulations aren't sufficient.
"To the spectators, it appears to be no holds barred," said White, who argues that MMA should be tightly controlled "because it is inherently violent".
Some Australian states have banned cage fighting. In Victoria, the government's Combat Sports Board only allows MMA to be staged in standard boxing rings.
New South Wales requires that all professional MMA fighters be registered . All promoters in NSW must be licensed and are obliged to ensure that there are compulsory medical checks for all events.
The Australian government has urged all state sports administrators to mandate serology (blood) tests before all MMA fights are sanctioned. These tests are done to show fighters are clear of blood borne diseases like Hepatitis B and C, and HIV.
At the international level, MMA has been influenced by the rules and regulations of the US-based Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
In America, all UFC events come under the control of the state-administered Athletic Commissions, which appoint their own officials to oversee safety checks before, during and after all contests.
Outside of the US, MMA regulations vary in each country.
Across Asia and in Australia, MMA is being embraced by a plethora of martial arts disciplines that want to compete in a popular international combat sport.
The MMM World League has scheduled a series of championships to take place in Dubai, Kunming and Sydney later this year.
The league welcomes higher safety standards and advocates a review of the rules for all officially sanctioned contests in the octagon cage.
"We want MMA to be seen as a safe sport and we want the highest safety standards possible for MMA," said MMA World League chairman Christopher Wellesley Miller.
"What MMA critics don't respect, or even realise, is that most contenders for MMA championships in the UFC and the World League are highly skilled black belt martial artists. What should be understood by everyone is that
[martial] arts skills in the contest are regarded by the MMA practitioners, and most promoters, as being more important than the brute strength of the contest."
Miller said while MMA regulations "varied from country-to-country and state-to-state, organisers of MMA championship events would like to see one standard rules and regulations for all professional MMA contests."
The UFC with the US state government appointed commissions set the rules and regulations that have become the standard practice for MMA in America and the world.
"If any country wants to modify these rules they can do so, as long as the modified rules reflect the core value of the sport, which is that the skills and disciplines of martial arts are represented in all MMA contests," he said.
"What the World League is doing is providing the general guidelines for one rules and regulations for MMA in all of Asia, the Middle East and the Southern Pacific."
Calls for uniform rules and regulations in MMA contests will be discussed at the One Asia MMA Summit organised by the Singapore-based ONE FC.
The summit will be held in Singapore from June 1-3.
CEO and owner Victor Cui said ONE FC had formed a strategic partnership of gyms and sponsors. The three-day summit "will be an opportunity to harness the phenomenal growth of MMA in Asia."The concern of some Asian countries, including Thailand which has banned MMA cage fighting, is that MMA is being organised outside of the health and fighter safety regulations that apply to boxing worldwide.
As one MMA critic put it: "It's like being able to drive a truck but not having a licence. Nobody is really concerned until something goes wrong."
One main safety concern is that some MMA fighters are regularly stepping into the cage despite being concussed in previous contests, and are subjecting themselves to brain injuries.
Concussion isn't however just a concern for MMA cage combat _ it's been identified as a major health hazard for all physical contact sports.
Muay Thai is the important for MMA . So MMA fighters train muay thai in Thailand .