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Greatest Fight in History is Going to Happen

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.

Many things can happen before October. For example, certain Belgian pretty-boy moviestars can pull out of the fight, claiming a headache.

[quote]John S. wrote:

Somluck is also hoping to be able to fight other international martial arts stars.[/quote]

Yeah, who doesn’t?
I’d fight Brock Lesnar riding atop Prof.X if they pay me what Kamsing gets.

…“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”
yep, cause the few hundred fists he’ll eat will have a tenderizing effect on his gorgeous skin.
JCVD must’ve laced his regular coke with shrooms if he thinks he stands a chance or gets to look pretty.

Lesnar wouldn’t be able to shoot in.

Jean-Claude Van Damme is gonna catch a beat down big time if he doesn’t puss out

I love JCVD, and hes a legit well trained martial artist. But this is not a prudent decision and he will get trounced.

Yep Jean Claude should focus on his real career, ACTING… I understand that it’s an old dream for him to fight real fights but it is late now, and he has a family and everything, too much to risk.

wow, that guy is a featherwieght. make me wonder how big JCVD really is…

this seems like a really stupid idea for him. i don’t think he’ll get the kind of prublicity that he thinks he’ll get, nor do i think he has a good chance of winning, much less remaining concious, at his age and conditiion…