The longer farang stay in Thailand, and the more they fight, the more they describe developing a sense of Thai culture, and a deep respect for it.
Sagetdao Petpayathai has racked up 12 major Muay Thai titles, in addition to being a four time Lumpinee champion.
In honour of Pride month ROUGH was privileged enough to interview transgender fighter Angie Petchrungruang about life as a Muay Thai fighter.
Muay Thai, like other popular sports, had a Golden Age. From around 1980 to 1995 there was an explosion of talent, money, and competition. Countless incredible fighters were produced, pushing each other beyond their limits in thrilling bouts.