In a country where MMA has long been illegal, undoubtedly to maintain the legitimacy and tradition of Muay Thai, a grassroots movement has begun in Thailand. 2016 could be a huge year for MMA in Thailand. One thing that is often stated by Muay Thai fighters and fans is that there has yet to be a legitimate Muay Thai fighter to compete in MMA. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.
Here is the video of Buakaw putting his grappling skills on show!