In my opinion, being respectful should be one of your top priorities as a fighter and as a person. There are plenty of douche bags who fight for the wrong reasons and act arrogantly whether it’s in the gym or in the ring.
Don’t be that douchebag.
You know the type of person I’m talking about, right?
The one who takes sparring way too seriously in the gym and makes excuses, or states that he wasn’t trying when he gets tagged. He also loves to brag about his accomplishments (usually which are over-exaggerated or non-existent) and talk about himself whenever the opportunity presents itself.
This same douche will enter the ring with zero background knowledge of the traditions of Muay Thai and show zero respect to his trainers, his opponent, and the sport as a whole. He will neglect all of the Muay Thai pre-fight rituals, showboat during a fight, and show little class after the...
As a Muay Thai fighter and athlete, sex is a byproduct of the training you do.
Hours of long training leaves you with an irresistible body, fight posters are sexualizing your physique, and the glory of winning is as good as having a Lamborghini. However, there comes a time where you have to take things seriously, a fight is coming up and you want to be at peak performance, both physically and mentally. Whether you are a male or female, the question arises…
Let’s take a more serious, deep, hard look into whether the century old idea of sex before competition is detrimental to our game.
Muhammad Ali, the greatest of all time, mentioned how he abstains from sex before competition. There have been a number of fighters and athletes to make the same statement, mainly based on the idea that we want peak performance before competition.
Supposedly sex before a fight...