Our good friends at Phuket Top Team do some great work over in Phuket, running a hybrid Muay Thai and MMA camp out of Thailand and churning out some great prospects. One of their top fighters is without a doubt Cyrus Washington. Check out this video fresh from Thailand of Cyrus taking on K-1 legend Kaoklai. Yeah, Kaoklai, the guy that knocked Mighty Mo out with a flying head kick that looked like something out of a Bruce Lee film. Cyrus puts up an awesome fight, and if the rumors are true, Phuket Top Team is trying to put together Cyrus vs. Refi Zouhir in K-1 rules, which would be incredible.
Andy Souwer is one of the few elite kickboxers in the world that also sports a grappling background that he keeps sharp, which has made him a perfect training partner for MMA fighters looking to improve their stand up. There have been rumors of Souwer looking to enter the world of MMA (including our interview with him a few months ago that he confirmed that), with him having been training in MMA for over a year and a lot of his students at Team Souwer have been training in MMA as well. This interview with GnP.de talks about Souwer's stance on MMA as well as his thoughts on the It's Showtime Fast and Furious tournament and what he saw the problems with K-1 were. [source]
Renouned highlight video-maker and friend of Liverkick.com StillW1ll has just released his latest video, featuring "The Red Scorpion" Alexey Ignashov. The video details Alexey's rise to the top, how his career came crashing down and what could've been. This is a must watch video, amazingly well done. Check it out.