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"If we tried this four years ago, we wouldn’t have gotten anywhere. Nobody knew back then what MMA was. But recently, when I talk about it, more people are aware of what it is. Our events are shown more regularly on cable TV, the visibility is growing." - President of One Championship in Thailand, Mr Kamol.
FACE-OFF: Thai mixed martial artist Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke (left) - the first MMA world champion from Thailand - and his opponent, Yoshitaka Naito of Japan.

MMA lands first punch in Thailand

May 28, 2016 5:50 AM

CALL them the dream tag team of mixed martial arts (MMA) in Thailand, if you like. There's Chatri Sityodtong, the founder and chairman of Singapore-based One Championship, the region's top MMA promoter. An astute businessman and entrepreneur, the former Wall Street hedge fund manager is also a