[div class=”notice” class2=”icon”]The following is from an article on MMA-Japan, part of the MiddleEasy Network.[/div]
Thailand has recently joined the mixed martial arts foray, really hitting the ground running in 2011. The sport was slow to get going in Thailand where a majority of the combat sports fans are more apt to enjoy Thai boxing than mixed martial arts, regardless of the fact that it is part of the “mixed” in MMA. As new players have arrived, the sport is beginning to catch on. DareFC, the biggest player in Thailand has enjoyed the early successes of mixed martial arts, showcasing some of the regions talented strikers and grapplers. Their business model is very unique, although one that works very well for the region.
It also gives fighters a chance that otherwise, would not be able to showcase their skills. That sparks the question – Will the catastrophic floods in Thailand put the sport on hold or will it persevere?