Jean-Claude Van Damme vs. Thailandâ??s Olympic gold medal winner Somluck Kamsing to fight in October 2010 in Las Vegas:
The match will use the muaythai format, although elbows will be disallowed at the request of Van Damme who is an actor and doesnâ??t want his face cut up or disfigured. Somluck will be paid just over $100,000 which does not include the income from broadcasting.
“I said I wasnâ??t lying,” said Somluck. “I thought he was of much larger stature. But when we were standing next to each other, he wasnâ??t any bigger than me. So, Iâ??m confident now. Iâ??m better in muaythai techniques and I will have fun kicking the star. However, I wonâ??t be careless and will keep training myself.”
Somluck is also hoping to be able to fight other international martial arts stars.