I’m kind a sucker for these compilation videos… and to be honest 50% of this isn’t muaythai. How is ground and pound muaythai?
I know a lot of the Thai old timers/legends have been in the States for decades training Americans. Saekson, Bunkerd, Coban, et al. That being said, I credit Anderson Silva for introducing muaythai to mainstream America.
I remember the moment, it was his first fight with Rich Franklin, where he clinched him up and abused him. (see 1:17) I was absolutely stunned at Franklin’s defense, (which was to put his hands down) that’s MuayThai 101. If some of you are reading this and you don’t know what I mean, ask your trainers. If your trainers don’t have a clue then pack your bags because your kickboxing.
After that fight everyone was talking about the muaythai “plum”… anyway, you’ll catch some of his upward elbows in the clip (3:26) , pretty devastating…