“The Contender” Coming to Thailand

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“The Contender” Coming to Thailand

Published on November 13, 2006 with 3 Comments

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:

Yodsanklai Fairtex
Samkor Kietmonthep
Jomhod Kiatadisak
Naruepol Fairtex
Kaoklai Kaennorsing
Sagatpetch Ingramgym

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?

 

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  1. [...] As many of you know the Reality TV show The Contender is coming to Thailand. The Contender Thailand will take 16 Muay Thai fighters who will live and train together. The Grand Prize is a huge chunk of change and a house. I blogged about this initially a few months ago. My source who’s close to the action had thrown around some names I initially felt were wildly optimistic. I turns out that the initial list wasn’t that far off. My source has confirmed a few names, and expected some the other aforementioned fighters to be involved. [...]

  2. I am from Brazil and I found that
    excellent site.
    one of the best of the web
    congratulations

    kru Nilson Jr
    Bangkok Team Muay Thai
    Brasil/Brasilia/DF

  3. I have heard that the whole thing is cancelled because the people that bought the show didn’t really know how to do the show and was not paying the crew. I was wondering why the hell Mark Burnett would sell such a great show to a buch of incompetent people like that?

  4. the show is going ahead is singapore from august 2007

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