Back to Court


Honestly it looks like the only people making money from muay thai are the lawyers.  Looks like Thai Fight and Buakaw et al. will be back in court.  This time it isn’t Thai Fight saving the golden goose from his evil owner…it’s Thai Fight suing for breach of contract.

So what the hell is going on?  A couple of months ago, Buakaw and TopKing broke ranks from Thai Fight.  The Banchamek camp wasn’t happy as Thai Fight was using Buakaw’s pic… it was being used on a bank card, and a low cost carrier airline.  Thai Fight said it owned all of the rights to the photos and was within it’s right to pimp it out.

So Buakaw and Topking roll out and are apart of the Muay Thai Max promotion… which looks a lot like Thai Fight take 2… in the video, the CEO of Sport Art, the people in charge of Thai Fight, are showing how in the Max Muay Thai promotional Video they are using images of Buakaw fighting in Thai Fight.

Unfortunately this is quite typical of most Thai peoples attitude on intellectual property and copyrights.  I’m sure the max and  Buakaw people were like it’s just a picture, why can’t I use my own picture?

Anyway, this is getting old and played out.


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  1. who is technically right though. thai fight should for sure have some rights to buakaws photos. and max muay thai[depending on what was agreed upon in the contracts] should not have full rights to those pictures[that belong to tahi fight] if thats what was agreed and signed for.

    maybe his managers are dumb as fuck and cant interpret contracts or didnt see the things they agreed upon in the future as a problem.

  2. First you blame por pramuk
    then you runaway and say por pramuk used and abused you

    Now you say thaifight?

    Hmmmm, You have become the drama madonna!!!
    It appears anytime somebody wants to promote a legitimate good fight against a top tier opponent, Buakaws managers shy away and flee!!!

    You now put on fake matches! Really, cause you are afraid to fight in real competitive matches against the top tier? Buakaw used to be one of my favorite nak muays, but this antic has really have me disgusted.

    You aint pulling the wool over our eyes this time. This is getting old! Fast!

  3. Buakaw,,as much as I like him,,has been irrelevant for many years now.Either he has bad people whispering in his ear or he is just not adept at making good decisions for himself in the Fight game.
    I have to go back years to even remember a formidable opponent he has faced.and,Dont get me started on that whole ThaiFight bullsh!t.

  4. The rights primarily go to the photographer. If he had a contract with Thai Fight to take the pictures, then they are theirs to use, and are their property.

    If you look at the video, the pictures used, are obviously professionally taken pics (for Thai Fight) and the Max Muay blatantly ripped off these pics. Thai Fight have every right to sue Max Muay Thai – but not necessarily Buakaw directly. I think Max Muay Thai are stupid thinking they’d get away with such stupid plagiarism…

    As for his fighting, I’m good to wait and see if the Max Muay Thai organisers bring him good competition. I’ll hold my judgement until then…

  5. lol good competition…… i dont think training for fake fights and training how to make mean faces while kicking is going to help him in a real fight with real opponents. hes older, has no control whatsoever over his own career. buakaw is done. petro would walk through him. in any rule fight.

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