Phoenix Carnevale is one of my favorite people on the planet. She’s the kind of girl who’s often hanging out in the shadows of some of NYC’s finest Thai boxers as they step into the ring offering-up decades of wisdom she has acquired through memorizing every word of every Wu-Tang Clan song in existence. She’s also the kind of girl who’ll swiftly put a shin in your mouth if you ever disrespect any woman who steps in the ring. Phoenix modestly denies that she’s an exceptional Muay Thai practitioner from Phil Nurse’s army of Team WAT fighters, but if you get to know her, you’ll know better than to be mesmerized by (just) her smile. When she’s not doing ringside commentary for TaKe-On Muay Thai, she’s interviewing UFC fighters like Frankie Edgar before he steps in octagon to defend his lightweight title against Benson Henderson at UFC 144 in Japan. Take a closer look into how his striking has evolved since Kru Phil Nurse has made the adjustments that Dana White regarded as the finest boxing in the UFC (second to Anderson Silva) following Frankie Edgar’s long awaited knockout victory over Gray Maynard.