Anatpong "Mak Mak" Bunrad : "i would love to be the face of Thai MMA"
With multiple world class gym, fighters in the UFC, Bellator, ONE FC & many other major promotions, being based in Thailand.
The scene is blossoming, with one major element missing…..
Local talent. Thai people have embraced non-Thai people training & competing in Mixed Martial Arts, however the scene is very shallow for Thai native MMA fighters.
FSA: What is your background in martial arts?
My back ground is BJJ and of course Thai boxing.
FSA: Where were you born and what does it mean to you to be represent your country?
I was born in Udon Thani (Thailand) but we moved to Belgium when i was child.
To represent my country, this means a lot, i want to let the world knows that Thailand is also the place to be for the MMA and not only Muay-Thai.
FSA: What are your goals in your Mma career?
My goals are to reach the best promotion in the world and to be the 1st Thai MMA fighter to get a belt!
FSA: Why do you think MMA has not seen many Thai fighters taking to the sport?
It’s true, we have already a few MMA Thai fighter which are now starting in the circuit of MMA.
I would love to be the face of new Thai MMA, for upcoming fighters.
FSA: What do you think about MMA gyms now developing world class facilities, teams and coaches in your home country of Thailand?
It’s great, and this is the part of a new story now for the MMA industry and sport. The time has come for us, and i believe there will be more to come in the future.
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