Nong-O vs. Fabio Pinca is the comeback fight of the year in 2018. Why is the world not raving about it?
Nong-O was a 2x fighter of the year & 5x stadium champion who beat everyone in Thailand except Saenchai.
He came back after a 3 year retirement to beat Fabio Pinca - the only western fighter to have a win against Saenchai in Muay Thai. Pinca is the most skilled western Muay Thai fighter of this era… Consider this, Saenchai’s record against western Muay Thai fighters is ~ 140-1.
In this fight, Nong-O displayed grandmaster skillsets. There are many people who look at this fight and think it was close because Pinca is the one moving forward and chucking flurries. They simply haven’t recognized skill yet. The techniques displayed in this fight are extremely difficult to pull off, especially against someone like Pinca. It is subtle, intricate, and requires a ridiculous degree of fight IQ.
I am making this feature because the world has not recognized an extreme display of skill and a