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Old 06-17-2012, 08:10 PM   #1
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Default Buakaw Does Deal with HK Epic MMA

So it kind of looks semi official, Buakaw has made the first step into the world of MMA by basing himself in Hong Kong with a new MMA outfit called Epic.

Personally I hope he doesn't go full on into the MMA world as he'd probably be nothing more than an interstng sideshow, a shame for a MT legend. He's got nothing to prove, but I realise the money must be very enticing, who can blame him after his fleecing at the hands of Por Pramuk. If he does it good luck, and I'm sure he's got everyone's support, just hope he doesn't.

Here's the story on Fight Sport Asia some good pics too:

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Old 06-18-2012, 09:26 AM   #2
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Im assuming he doesnt have much of a ground game fella?

He should go to OFC and fight Yodsanan Sityodtong
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:18 AM   #3
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Im assuming he doesnt have much of a ground game fella?

He should go to OFC and fight Yodsanan Sityodtong
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Old 06-18-2012, 12:40 PM   #4
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Im assuming he doesnt have much of a ground game fella?

He should go to OFC and fight Yodsanan Sityodtong
No ground game at all, but as I understand it he wants to learn, but time probabaly isn't on his side.

Yod (I like your'e thinking!)

If it was a stand up game Yod hasn't got a pray! Just out of interest I've never seen Yod with his MMA face on, is he any good? Can't imagine the Thais adapting well to ground work.
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Old 06-18-2012, 12:50 PM   #5
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His stand up is great, but he aint got no ground game...
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:00 AM   #6
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crocop never had ground game when he got into mma.
neither did mark hunt. one is a former pride Grand prix champion and the other is now a UFC contender
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crocop never had ground game when he got into mma.
neither did mark hunt. one is a former pride Grand prix champion and the other is now a UFC contender
Different eras, oppurtunities, weights and skills let alone psychological make up. The floor game is as alien to Thais as cricket is to Somalis!

Buakaw has been forced out of MT which he still loves, Crocop was simply following the money.
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:48 PM   #8
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hes got his work cut out. there are some unbelievably talented fighters around his weight
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hes got his work cut out. there are some unbelievably talented fighters around his weight
I agree, I know little about MMA scene but I understand that's pretty tough weight region to be trying to make a name in. I think he should leave it alone and if he's interested in MMA just train guys in striking.

I think crossing over from styles favours HWs anyway. Cos of raw basic size and power as opposed to more technical fitter little guys. Hence success by guys like Crocop and Hunt.

Anyway, from what I can see most famous Thais that have turned over to MMA are still basically MT guys that struggle with the ground game, it's just way to alien to them and by the time they've turned over to MMA they are past their fighting primes anyway.

Buakaw would give it his all no doubt, but I think it'd be a bit like an MMA freakshow. He's to important for that.
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Thanks Stoo, good post.

I thought the clip was going to show us Yod blows some guy out of there with vicious punhces and knees, how wrong I was!!!

Poor Yod, but it bascially sums up what I was saying the floor game, it's all just way too alien to them. Full credit to Yod for showing true fighting spirit by not taping out!

Buakaw I feel would fare better, but I belive he really should stay away from MMA unless it's in a coaching capacity.

Watching that kind of reminded me of Igor Vovchanchin (spelling?) in his early days when he turned over form kickboxing, he managed to basically get himself out of dangerous ground positions with sheer brute shtrength and will power, but the games moved on since then alot by the looks of it!
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Old 06-23-2012, 02:18 PM   #13
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Well it's the old saying isnt it, a good ground guy will have the advantage over a great stand up fighter

With the right training camp and match ups both Yod and Buakaw will sure be entertaining to watch, but they will always be playing catch up to the better mat technicians in the game. And with their reputations in striking, I think there a very few who will risk standing up with them even for a few seconds.

And Igor had a decent guard and neutralised quite a few guys when on his back, but as you say the game has moved on and he probably wouldnt cut it in today's landscape, at least on his back
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:29 AM   #14
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It's official he's interested in doing MMA in the future.

Kinda "odd" let your guard down interview with Dan Plasma form FSA:

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Old 02-04-2013, 09:40 AM   #15
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I hope Buakaw never competes in MMA. But obviously its his choice, and if he does go over to MMA I will always be rooting for him. Its not like he has to end his Muaythai career to fight in MMA, its possible to do both....
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