Jean Claude Van Damme to fight muay thai in Vegas?


Somluck Kamsing to fight Jean-Claude Van Damme next year. Thai Olympic gold medalist boxer Somluck Kamsing has confirmed the rumor that he will fight martial artist star Jean-Claude Van Damme in a muaythai match in March next year.

Somluck, the first ...Thai gold medalist who won the featherweight boxing event at the Atlanta Games in 1996, has confirmed the earlier report that he has signed a contract.Read More

signed a contract on September 4 to fight in a match against the Belgium-born Van Damme, who is best known for his roles in Hollywood action movies.

Somluck said the match, consisting of five two-minute rounds, will be held in Las Vegas, in March 2010 using muaythai rules, although elbow will be barred. He said he would be paid US$150,000 plus US$25,000 as training fee as well as a 2% share from broadcast revenue.

“I never thought about this possibility at all, but all the sudden Van Damme’s team called me, saying they tracked me down from a hotel employee who knew me. They want me to fight with muaythai style, except the elbows because they don’t want his face to get bruised, because he is an actor,” said Somluck....

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BillyRayChubbs site profile image  

9/8/09 4:37 PM by BillyRayChubbs

 Muay Thai Lite

KneeToFaceKo site profile image  

9/8/09 4:24 PM by KneeToFaceKo

 Muay Thai without elbows..........wat?

angryinch site profile image  

9/8/09 4:13 PM by angryinch

 will never happen

jay1220 site profile image  

9/8/09 3:12 PM by jay1220

I wonder if JCVD will train for this fight with Fedoranyone have that GIF of the 2 of them?

GMan99 site profile image  

9/8/09 3:09 PM by GMan99

What are the revenue streams that would support this? If the Thai guy is supposedly getting 150k, what would JCVD have to be getting? Who would really even care to see this? JCVD is closer to being a surreal world cast member / celebrity boxing competitor than he is to being a world-class athlete at this stage.

Mark Logann site profile image  

9/8/09 3:02 PM by Mark Logann

never fought anyone for real? he is 18-1 and has avenged his only loss.however this was 29 years ago so will have his work cut out for him.

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9/8/09 2:40 PM by HAMMER


Phundamental site profile image  

9/8/09 2:26 PM by Phundamental

JCVD was one of my favorites growing up...I think this is just going to be for a remake of KickBoxer, kinda like Sly did with Rocky Balboa...

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9/8/09 2:17 PM by ranier wolfcastle