Ky Hollenbeck Interview

Written by mlucas. Posted in MMT Featured, Nak Muay, Videos


Published on October 25, 2012 with 18 Comments

fighting out of World Team USA is on the up and up. Fighting primarily overseas he’s fought and won against a handful of international opponents, Simon Chu and Jordan Watson being two of them. It looks like Ky’s career is continuing to rise as he’s signed up for Glory, a Dutch kickboxing promotion. I was in the area and decided I would talk to him for a few minutes about what he’s been up to.

Thanks Scott Hirano for the pic!

About mlucas

Born to a working class family in rural New York I grew up working like a dog and drinking Natural light in the woods. After a brief stint attempting to escape the poverty of employment via university I gave up on escaping the grind and moved to sunny California where the burritos are as generous as the weather. I work in the service industry slinging booze and food. I got into Muay Thai as a recreational activity. I saw an interclub fight and decided to try it out, everyone has to test their mettle somehow. A few fights and a year later I was in Thailand training, and fighting. I haven’t quit stepping into the ring since. I currently live in West Oakland and balance my time blocking punches with my head with attempting to prevent brain deterioration through writing, studying Thai; language, culture and history, and going to wild dance parties with my friends.

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  1. Matt I never realized how much you sound like John Malkovich lol. Interesting stuff as usual bro.

    • totally, if john malkovich was a retarded kermit the frog

  2. I think Ky will represent well against Petrosyan even though he is a huge underdog. A win over Giorgio will skyrocket his stock and help muay thai in America grow even more… I can’t wait!

  3. imo Ky needs to separate himself from that cant stop crazy….hes way above those guys

    • You can always count on SE to open his big fat, expert opinion about everything, mouth…thanks for the input…I’m sure KY will take your wise words to consideration

  4. @ SE Well good thing no one asked for your opinion. You constantly plague everyone with the stupidity of your comments and talk as if you’ve accomplished something in our sport and we know that’s not true. The only thing that links you to thai boxing is that you sit back on the computer read the articles then talk shit about guys that are doing something in the sport. Your an irrelevant coward.

    • actually im a huge fan of the sport and its heritage. yes i dont like “cant stop crazy” actually i think its fucking stupid as fuck. the insults were kinda unnecessary seeing how this is a forum where people voice their fucking opinions…at the very best maybe you guys will sell some douche bag apparel[affliction type t shirts or some shit] and make $20. it makes america look stupid imo. just like your temper tantrums.

      • @SE Dont mess with Toddy’s Angels, if you piss em off they may hit you with teh deadly “Toddy Cobra Punch”.

  5. Wow you got awfully tough… Keep being tough from behind the keyboard and giving us your expert and experienced opinions you continue to help everyone get better. You must make mommy and daddy so proud.

    • wow man, you are just as personable on the internet as you are in interviews. tools like you couldnt even buy a personality. continue to be liked by no one.

      • Your right SE I forgot you’re that you’re way more popular than all the guys you you keep criticizing here…everyone goes to this site so they can read about what you’ve done in the sport of muay thai and all that you’ve accomplished. Keep up the hard work we’re all supporting you. When’s your next fight again??? The Can’t Stop Crazy crew wants to make sure we watch so you can show us what we’ve been doing wrong all this time.

        • hmmmm, my comment wasnt really about my popularity but more about the fact that a toaster has more personality than you.

          you cant really teach class.

  6. wahaha!

    If being liked was a competition its another one you’d definitely lose. SE!

  7. I don’t know what we’re yelling about…so here’s a pad thai recipe:


    1 tablespoon soy sauce
    1 tablespoon water
    1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
    1 teaspoon Asian chili paste, such as sambal oelek
    3 tablespoons canola oil
    1 teaspoon minced garlic
    1 teaspoon minced ginger
    1/2 cup julienned mixed vegetables (carrots, yellow squash, zucchini)
    4 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breast or thigh, sliced into strips
    12 medium to large shrimp, peeled and deveined
    1/4 pound medium-wide rice noodles, soaked in warm water until softened and drained
    1 tablespoon packed light brown sugar
    1 tablespoon cider vinegar
    Chopped Romaine lettuce, for garnish
    Mung bean sprouts, for garnish
    Lime wedges, for garnish
    Fresh cilantro leaves, for garnish
    Chopped peanuts, for garnish


    In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, water, peanut butter, and chili paste until smooth.

    Heat a large wok over medium-high heat, and add canola oil. When the oil is hot, add the garlic and ginger and let cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the vegetables, chicken, and shrimp, and stir-fry until chicken and shrimp are browned and cooked through, about 2 minutes. Add noodles and toss to coat.

    Add peanut/spice paste, brown sugar and cider vinegar and toss to distribute. Cook until heated through, about 2 minutes.

    Spread chopped romaine on a platter. Serve pad Thai on top of lettuce and garnish with mung bean sprouts, lime, cilantro and chopped peanuts.

  8. triple that garlic amount

  9. Any video of the fight? would love to see the fight. thanks.

  10. Ky,
    Keep doing what you are doing because you are going to eventually make it to the top. But, at the same time, I think you should go back to MMA because that’s where the money is. I know you want to represent Muay Thai in the U.S. and hopefully it will eventually make it to the level of MMA in the U.S., but keep all your doors open. Good luck my friend. Chok dee khub!

  11. nice interview!

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