Is BUAKAW switching to MMA ?
Recently, there has been talk of Buakaw switching over to mixed martial arts (MMA), and his Banchamek Gym facebook page has been releasing photos of him training.
Mr. Dej Jaikla, the Director-General of the Board of Boxing Sport, said that Buakaw is free to engage in this sport because MMA is not under the control of the Boxing Act (1999). Mr. Dej said that the Boxing Act covers only muaythai & Western-style boxing fights, and muaythai demonstrations and other styles like K-1 or other martial arts are not under the control of this Act.
In any case, there are still 5 years [in actual fact 6.5 years, until November 2018] to go before Buakaw's existing contract with Por Pramuk camp expires. This means that if Buakaw receives any income for competing in any sport or doing any activity e.g. public appearances, acting in a show, or advertising, Por Pramuk camp could sue him for their share of his income based on the terms of the existing contract. This would be beyond the control of the Board of Boxing Sport.
~Translated by Ying for Banchamek Gym facebook page.~