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According to Jo Nattawut, Muay Thai will soon be “at the same level as boxing and mixed martial arts” in terms of popularity.


Muay Thai is becoming more popular all around the world, and Jo Nattawut is thrilled to be at the pinnacle of a sport that is growing more and more popular with each passing year.

Jo, also known as “Smokin’,” is at the vanguard of this movement, having competed against some of the very best fighters in the world while competing under the banner of ONE Championship.

In addition, the Thai veteran is confident that this steady advancement will only continue to expand as more people become interested in the sport.

During an interview with Combat Press, Nattawut expressed his belief that the progression of Muay Thai may encounter some challenges, but he is confident that it will continue to advance:

You are familiar with the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Are you aware that they have been losing money, losing money, and losing money in the past? They continued to press, and they continued to push. You first get a billionaire to support them, and then you push them. And Muay Thai, if it continues to progress at this rate without stopping, it will eventually reach the same level as boxing and mixed martial arts.
This coming Friday, during primetime in the United States, Nattawut will have the opportunity to contribute to that progress when he competes against Luke Lessei at ONE Fight Night 17 at the famous Lumpinee Boxing Stadium.

The seventeenth installment of ONE Fight Night will be broadcast live on US Primetime at no cost to anybody in the United States and Canada who have a membership to Prime Video.

Jo Nattawut is in a perfect position to capitalize on the growth of Muay Thai

As the sport of Muay Thai continues to expand, it will only be to the advantage of all of the contestants who have devoted their entire lives to the sport, especially Jo Nattawut.

During the final Fight Night event of the year, which will take place on December 8th, he is scheduled to make his way back to the Circle in order to extend a warm welcome to Luke Lessei, who will be joining the promotion.

An all-striking card will set the tone for the remaining ONE Friday Fights cards of the year, and ONE is hoping to go out with a bang in 2023 by continuing to put the best strikers in the world on a platform. This will be the fifth and final Friday Fights event of the year.

However, there is no better spot for “Smokin'” Jo to demonstrate his abilities and compete right at the forefront of the Muay Thai explosion that he feels will continue for years to come. He believes that this explosion will continue for a long time.

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