This bout forever changed the landscape of kickboxing, Muay Thai, and MMA in North America. You'll find no other fight that is as dramatic, with both fighters displaying tremendous heart.
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Inspired by Muay Thai Pro's excellent article - legendary fighters go to war in one of the first Muay Thai vs. Kickboxing bouts. This fight had significant impact on North American Kickboxing and Muay Thai. Duke Roufus was deeply influenced by this bout! Enjoy.
I realize that this may make some people question Duke Roufus -- it shouldn't! Carl Sagan said it much better than I can, and Duke is truly a scientist.
"In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion" - Carl Sagan
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