Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Buakaw Por Pramuk Retires

The martial arts legend Buakaw Por Pramuk has retired. Known for his devastating low kicks and mastery of shin kicks, the K-1 champion and Muay Thai legend has already delivered his retirement statement from both kickboxing AND Muay Thai.

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 This retirement was caused by a rift between Buakaw and his managers. Buakaw felt that too much of his money was being sent towards his training camp and was dissatisfied with his tournament earnings being split up and taken away from him. Due to Buakaw rapidly approaching retirement age anyway, he felt it was in his family's best interest for him to save away money for when he would be too old to compete. His managers disagreed and Buakaw decided to pack his bags.

Buakaw has some of the most feared kicks in the modern martial arts scene

While Buakaw may have a future in the acting field, this recent development has, once again, brought light to the unsavoury world of sport politics and the harm it brings to the sport, the athletes, and the viewers.

However, Buakaw is rumored by many to be preparing an entrance into the American MMA field, but this remains only speculation.

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