Thailand national sport under threat

Muay Thai, the country’s century-old national sport, is being challenged by professional mixed martial arts.

Professional mixed martial arts, or MMA, is a new sport with a rapidly expanding international fan base. It is attracting more and more boxers due to its higher prize money and challenging Muay Thai, the country’s century-old national sport. However, it is not clear yet if this trending sport is legal.

Al Jazeera’s Scott Heidler reports from Bangkok.

Source: Al Jazeera

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