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Jean-Claude Van Damme: Muay Thai Fighter

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I wouldn't play such a cruel prank on you, this is for real. Jean-Claude Van Damme, the Kickboxer/Streetfighter/Universal Soldier/Guile/All-around Badass will at the tender age of 49 re-enter into the world of professional combat in the United States this time in a new style for him; Muay Thai, K1 Legend reports.

In what has to be the weirdest update since Jose Canseco took part in Dream, actor Jean-Claude Van Damme has signed to fight a professional Muay Thai fight in March 2010.

Van Damme’s opponent will be Somluck Kamsing, a 1996 Olympic gold medal winner in boxing hailing for Thailand. The fight will take place in Las Vegas and be contested under Muay Thai rules with five two-minute rounds. Kamsing has also reported that he will be paid in part based on broadcast revenue, so the fight will be aired in some way – no details yet if it will be on a network or PPV.


First the deconstruction of the man himself in the film JCVD and now this.