I've loved the sport since I was first exposed to it in the late 90s. I was a very active submission grappler for the better part of a decade in the 00s and even a pro fighter (though not a very good one) for a few years.
Being based in Thailand I've become entrenched in the Asian MMA scene. I spent many years as a referee and judge for regional shows across Asia (something I no longer do). I've even done commentary for a few in more recent times.
The Asian MMA podcast allows me to do a few things. First is give exposure to regional fighters who otherwise would not get any. Second I get the opportunity to dive into aspects of the sport I enjoy and provide insight and analysis. Lastly, I get to have a good time talking about a sport I love.
I am fortunate that my producer Emily, whom I have worked with on several projects over the years is also an avid fan of the sport. She was willing to come along on this ride as a side project. while we work on developing other shows and different forms of content together.
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