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As someone relatively new to muay thai, one thing that has stood out to me while watching fights is what appears to be a high level of respect that each fighter shows for the other fighter in the ring. Does this respect also apply outside of the ring in Thailand? Being from the USA, I am used to seeing MMA fighters, boxers, etc trash each other in interviews and press conferences (and even in fights). Thanks!

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The Muay Thai scene is all very respectful here in Western Australia. Never come across any trash talk before events and fighters are almost always respectful in the ring. Just see the occasional exchange of words between a fighter at the end of rounds, but it's rare and they always embrace at the end of the fight. Perth is close enough to Thailand to have budget flights (pre covid anyway) so plenty of people here have trained in Thailand, plus some gyms have Thai trainers. So there's plenty of respect to Muay Thai's traditions.

Cannot stand all the trash talk in boxing and MMA. It's cringeworthy and I'm glad you don't see it in Muay Thai.

 

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On 5/30/2021 at 7:49 AM, Snack Payback said:

 

Cannot stand all the trash talk in boxing and MMA. It's cringeworthy and I'm glad you don't see it in Muay Thai.

 

Yes! That was the main reason I asked as I don't really care for the trash talk. I was hoping that muay thai didn't suffer from the same thing, so it is nice to hear that it isn't as common. Thanks for the feedback.

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I have never seen it myself in Thailand. Its more the showing extreme humility if you lose a fight. And the general respect of anyone entering the ring. And ONE championship, I haven't seen it either. But since I only speak a little thai, trash talk might happen in other ways. Like behind the back gossip but I don't know. All I know as a woman, the lack of this macho shit, helps my appreciation for the sport. 

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On 5/30/2021 at 9:49 AM, Snack Payback said:

Cannot stand all the trash talk in boxing and MMA. It's cringeworthy and I'm glad you don't see it in Muay Thai.

 

It's worse than you imagine.

When I watch fights going on in the US, which is rarely, I leave the sound off

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