Mark Burnett’s reality TV show The Contender is coming to Thailand. Who gives a rats ass right? Check this out, same format but with Muay Thai. It’s going to be 16 fighters vying for 5 Million Baht about $130K.
“Sixteen fighters will compete for the ultimate prize of becoming “The Contender.”
The series will air on Channel 5 in Thailand; discussions also are ongoing with networks in Asia, Europe and Latin America.”
The rumored fighters are:
Some of the names they are throwing around are a bit insane. I think the list is pretty suspect though. I’m fairly confident that the Fairtex folks would be up all on this. However I don’t see them pitting their own fighters against each other… maybe different weight classes?