In this episode of The Striking Corner, Vinny and Eric speak with the NEW Glory Featherweight World Champion, Gabriel Varga! We talk emotions after his big win, fighting in Dubai, being the quiet warrior, and the benefits and drawbacks of having your brother as a sparring partner!
Vinny and Eric discuss the aftermath of Lion Fight 21 and the amazing Victor Saravia vs Sam Poulton fight. Eric forgot Vinny’s birthday, Vinny calls Eric an asshole on air and they also discuss the Muay Thai scene in Eric’s native Florida and why it hasn’t been able to take off in the sunshine state.
In this episode of The Striking Corner, Vinny and Eric speak with UK’s current #1 ranked Bantamweight (53.5 Kg/117 lbs.), Daniel McGowan. At only 19, Daniel is making waves in the sport worldwide and is now the first foreign fighter to ever get fully sponsored by Petchyindee Academy in Bangkok. Great episode with one of Muay Thai’s hottest up and coming prospects!
In this episode of The Striking Corner, Eric and Vinny sit down with Stephen Strotmeyer, head coach of Pittsburgh Muay Thai, and Muay Thai scoring and judging REVOLUTIONARY! Stephen airs his grievances about the current state of Muay Thai scoring and judging, how we can fix it, and how Muay Thai fans have to band together and push for State Commissions to revise antiquated Muay Thai rules. That and more on this episode of TSC!
In this episode of The Striking Corner, Eric and Vinny speak with Eric Haycraft, owner of Real Fighters Gym in Louisville, Kentucky and one of the guys in charge of Talent Operations in North America for Glory Kickboxing. Eric Haycraft is widely recognized as one of the top Dutch Kickboxing coaches in the United States. He talks Dutch Kickboxing history, the growth of Glory, and the challenges Dutch Kickboxing and Muay Thai currently face in North America. This is a podcast chock full of great insight into what is currently going on in the fight game in the U.S.
In this episode of The Striking Corner, Vinny and Eric discuss the Muay Thai scene in Thailand with Timo Ruge of Muay Ties. Timo talks about how he got started in the world of Muay Thai journalism, the state of Muay Thai in Thailand, the stars of Muay Thai present and future, and the culture of Muay Thai in Thailand.