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Old 07-08-2007, 10:25 PM   #1
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Default Who are your favourite muay thai/kick boxing fighters?

Past and present.

One of my favourites is John "Wayne" Parr. Obviously because he's Australian , but I also like his style, he's a tough guy, with heavy hands, also a technical fighter who likes to carry the left leg high. Wasn't as successful in K-1 as he was in Muay thai. If he was going to win that tournament it was going to be the first year he went in (when he was on that tear winning the S-1 cup) ... still there's no shame in losing to Buakaw, especially when it has to go to an extra round and you lose that round via split decision.

Parr's got a huge set of balls, tried his hand at boxing, and he was decent, just not quite enough of a fish in water with boxing to succeed, but tough as nail as always. Recently he jumped in the ring for an mma match with Tony Bonnello, which is insane since even with the two months or so of grapling training he had... there was no chance against Bonello who's much more experienced, and is over 30 pounds heavier easily (grappling with a larger man who's more experienced is even more suicidal than striking with one), but that's Parr, he'll fight anyone, anywhere. He's also a good guy, he and his wife often to post on K-1 fans, here's a nice set of highlights

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Does Gina Carano count?
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I love Kaoklai, shame he can't get back his old form, used to love seeing him beat fighters who sometimes outweighed him by as much as 70 pounds, the Mighty Mo KO is a classic
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Does Gina Carano count?
Only if you post pics
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Old 07-08-2007, 10:40 PM   #5
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Jerome Le Banner

The guy is a ****ing brick shit house....would not want to mess with him
I suppose a mention of Hoost is mandatory.....but i never really got into him, he was good but his tyle was unappealing to me.
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Old 07-08-2007, 10:42 PM   #6
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Buakaw Pramuk-http://myspacetv.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=5059834
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If Iggy quits hitting the bottle (in his last fight he looked he did) he can be the best SHW ever.
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Old 07-08-2007, 10:49 PM   #7
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LeBanner is good but he has a GLASS chin.
I think it's more like shaky chin + crap head movement, Hide is the gold glass standard.
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Old 07-08-2007, 10:55 PM   #8
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Rob Kaman is another great fighter with a fantastic low round kick, who could also fight south paw, unfortunately he's not that well known.

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I liked Remy Bonjasky when he was still the Flying Dutchman.
Now a days he seems content to do just enough and doesn't listen to his corner very well. Kaman is a good pick but so are Samart Payakaroon, Put Pat Noi, Ramon Dekker, Ivan Hippolyte and Peter Smit
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Old 07-09-2007, 01:44 PM   #10
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Souwer, Anuwat, Peter Aerts, Masato, Zambidis!
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Old 07-09-2007, 09:58 PM   #11
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Zambidis is good, but i'll always prefer the original, Stan Longinidis

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Old 07-09-2007, 11:32 PM   #12
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Zambidis versus Drago from last month's K-1 MAX open tournament. Easily fight of the night. What a war.
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Old 07-10-2007, 01:18 AM   #13
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Peter Aerts by a decent margin
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Benny "The Jet" Urquidez, yea he was ****y but he was a pioneer and often overlooked as an MMA Pioneer with his Judo game (****ing sick SeoNage at 3:20)
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Benny vs Shinobu Onuki (The Judo Throw Match)
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I don't watch it as much as I watch other combat sports, and am not quite as familiar with it, but I do enjoy it, quite a bit.

Also there is Samart Payakaroon who was both a Thai and Western Boxing champion
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Old 07-10-2007, 05:12 AM   #14
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Zambidis versus Drago from last month's K-1 MAX open tournament. Easily fight of the night. What a war.
I disagree here. It was a lousy fight by Drago who was clearly not his usual fighting self. He seemed off and flat, this compared to his usual"in your face"kinda style
Zambidis is a good little fighter but against a Drago on a good night he would have had it a lot tougher
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Old 07-10-2007, 05:13 AM   #15
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Amongst thai fighters, Kaman is top 3 or 4 of all time.
In our gym he is close to godlike.
Where you from Voodoo ?
And what gym ?
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