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Topic:Power Of Scotland 2, Braehead Arena, 4th March '07
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-06 14:20:54

On 4th March 2007, POWER OF SCOTLAND returns to the spectacular Braehead Arena, for our biggest event ever. Featuring some of this country’s best Muay Thai fighters, as well as some big international names!

POWER OF SCOTLAND 2 will be bigger and better in every respect, with a brilliant fight card for the “8to1 Muay Thai Tournament” and also some great international Muay Thai fights. The Muay Thai domestic card and MMA bouts will also be announced soon, but just now we can announce the following:
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-06 14:21:51

8to1 Muay Thai Tournament:

Alex Sneddon (Kaizen - Scotland)
Lloyd Cochran (Nai Khanom Tom - Scotland)
Stevie Meikle (Caledonian - Scotland)
Michael Dicks (Darlington - England)
Craig Jose (Sor Thanikul - England)
Rudolf Durica (Slovakia)
Andrei Kulebin (Belarus)
Somphot Thotla (Thailand)

International Muay Thai Bouts:

A Class
Rung (Thailand / Scotland) Vs. Richard Cadden (Bad Company - England) 63.5kg
John Dick (GTBA - Scotland) Vs. Dean James (Pra Chao Suua - England) 57kg
Hilary Mack (Caledonian - Scotland) Vs. Jennifer Martinez (France) [No Elbows] 53kg

B Class
Rab Burt (Base - Scotland) Vs. Gürkan Yalcin (Belgium) 70kg
John Douglas (NKT - Scotland ) Vs. Levon Akopian (Team HTK - Belgium) 67kg
John Cullen (NKT - Scotland) Vs. Marc De Luca (USA - Sit Kangmongkorn) 63.5kg
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-06 14:28:26
Anyone on the Ticketmaster mailing list will know that tickets are on sale as of today and the event is reserved seating, so if you want to get a seat at the front, get in there quick. I also have an initial lot of around 1,200 tickets so any fighter or instructor needing some please get in touch. Tickets can obviously be bought from us directly, local fighters or instructors or any ticketmaster outlet or on:

If you are looking for Ringside or VIP Ringside with full corporate hospitality, please contact me directly, as you cannot purchase these tickets from ticketmaster.

For regular updates on the event, you can subscribe to the Scottish Newsletter or check out our new website:, which will be regularly updated as the event develops. It is only just been created and we have left out most of the content till we were ready to announce it, but will be fully up and running soon.

I’d just like to thank everyone that has helped John and I over the last few months with organising this event, I’m sure it will be a great success!
Posted: 2007-01-06 14:31:13
WICKED 8-man lineup, Gary and John. See you soon!
Posted: 2007-01-06 14:32:42
good luck to all the fighter looks like a great show and i canny wait!!well done the obriens
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-06 14:36:56
Also before anyone points out that Michael and Craig are fighting in Febuary, we are aware of this and are preparred to take a risk to get both guys on, they are hardy fighters and I'm sure it won't be a problem. Nico fought a few weeks before the last tournament and came through to win it!

Pisand, your just showing off as you know I'm struggling to get my basic text and images up! See you soon indeed mate, 8 weeks and counting!
Posted: 2007-01-06 15:25:55
well done getting Jose and Dicks up!i know anything can happen in a tournament depending on the draw and injuries but of the ones i ve seen Dicks is the best by a mile (in my opinion)!!
Good luck whoever gets him first.
Dave Jackson
Posted: 2007-01-06 15:50:59
Cracking line up, give me a call if you need MMA fighters
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-06 17:33:49
Thanks Dave, hopefully finalising MMA this week, I'll give you a shout if I've any still unmatched.

Yeah Davy, really pleased with the final line up! I think it's a hard one to predict a winner, I'm expecting and hoping for a lot of conflicting predictions! I think the UK Ax'ers will go for the home fighters, but International fighters are also a good shout!

Posted: 2007-01-06 17:35:12
whens the draw
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-06 17:37:40
The last draw was made live on BBC Radio Scotland the day before POS 1, this time we'll either do the same or do it on the day at, at the start of the event!
Posted: 2007-01-06 17:48:08
hope we dont need a sled and huskies this time
stevie nisbet
Posted: 2007-01-06 17:49:51
ive started my snow dance already
stevie nisbet
Posted: 2007-01-06 18:02:11
lookin forward to it its gonna be awesome, well done guys on a top line up
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-06 18:33:23
If anyone says the s word again thet're barred, anyway, the long term weather reports predict an earthquake!
Posted: 2007-01-06 18:39:44
Well, so the S word is banned, but at least I can still use the C word...

...CELTIC. LOL. Just remind me which bars are Rangers' bars when we're over.

This will be a fantastic show and I hope it sells out. The 8-man alone is a gift for fans!!!!
Dave Jackson
Posted: 2007-01-06 19:12:31
3 hours it took me and 2 of the hotel staff to dig out my vehicle from the 3 foot deep white stuff that looked like cotton wool but was cold to the touch!
liam badco
Posted: 2007-01-07 04:58:48
dicks to win...only person could see possibly troubling him is craig jose. Kulebin and Duricca best get on the weights cos durica fights at 63 and Kulebin can make 61.5 they are both good but not big enough to win 3x in one night at that weight...........Good luck beagley and Deano aswell.
Posted: 2007-01-07 06:31:24
agee with you about Jose Liam, he is definately the other one to watch in the tournament.
Is it the same as last time Gary with no elbows until the final?
Gary D
Posted: 2007-01-07 07:08:37
what a line up! can't wait

Michael dicks - fantastic fighter ( is this his first tournament does anyone know)

Craig jose - never actually seen him fight but heard he's tough as nails.

Lloyd Cochran - was in the tournament last year and knows what he needs to do was unlucky not to get to the final with a clash of heads stopping the fight excellent work rate and can cause an upset.

Stevie Meikle - Stevie keeps improving all the time and again has a really good work rate which i think is gonnay help him.

Alex Sneddon - Don't think many people outside of scotland have seen him fight, brilliant fighter and i think he can go far.

Don'y know anything about the other guys but should be a fantastic tournament?

A Class
Rung (Thailand / Scotland) Vs. Richard Cadden (Bad Company - England) 63.5kg
Can't pic a winner

John Dick (GTBA - Scotland) Vs. Dean James (Pra Chao Suua - England) 57kg
Big step up for john never seen james fight so i'm lookin forward to this 1

Hilary Mack (Caledonian - Scotland) Vs. Jennifer Martinez (France) [No Elbows] 53kg

B Class
Rab Burt (Base - Scotland) Vs. Gürkan Yalcin (Belgium) 70kg
Can't wait to see big rab back, good luck!

John Douglas (NKT - Scotland ) Vs. Levon Akopian (Team HTK - Belgium) 67kg
Obviously backing john on this one big oppertunity to show what he can do and big thanks to gaz for getting an opponentover from belgium.

John Cullen (NKT - Scotland) Vs. Marc De Luca (USA - Sit Kangmongkorn) 63.5kg
never seen marc fight but will be gd to see a fighter from the u.s over, backing john tho, i think john has come along way since he first started and hopefully he can keep it up.
Gary D
Posted: 2007-01-07 07:10:35
Would love to show u all the Celtic pubs PISAND!
Peter Finnigen(finnie)
Posted: 2007-01-07 07:45:06
well done to Mr J O'BRIEN &Mr G O'BRIEN Great line up for 8man .great A &B class line up cant wait. respect Finnie
Posted: 2007-01-07 07:55:20
Thanks, GaryD! If you were at the SuperPower Showdown (6.2005), Mark DeLuca fought Gordon Ross, winning UD on points.
Posted: 2007-01-07 08:07:54
WOW! Great line up for the 8-man.
I thought Craig Jose moved up to 70kgs, so I reckon he will have a height and weight advantage.
Durica has just vacated his 61kgs world title, but he can still make 63.5, so I dare say he will wlak around at at least 65/67kgs anyway. When I saw him in Thailand this year he looked very stocky, but will be a little shorter than the others....would be a good match between durica and kulebin after not meeting in the I-1 Tournamnet in Hong Kong.
I think Dicks will be of average height and build for this tournament, however his aggressive style will be a force to be reckoned with...I think the 3-round/tournament style will suit him.

I havent really seen enough of the scottish guys to make an assessment.

I am really looking forward to my re-match with Rung after the close fight we had in June last year....

Let the games begin! :)
Posted: 2007-01-07 08:31:11
Really looking forward to this - it works for me on so many levels!
After watching Noi and Rung last year I think you should have the beating ofd him this time Rich, with a little more preparation time to make the weight... but then I guess Rung will have had more preparation time too given that! Gonna be one helluva fight

Really looking forward to seeing Rudy Durica fight too. I shared digs with him in BKK a couple of years back, just after he'd won his world title (I think) in Hong Kong. Top bloke and if his skin colour was a little different he could pass for a thai in the ring. Still gonna be hard to call a winner for the eight man... but Rudy has had quite a lot of experience with the format in I1... Gonna be interesting.

Rich, you got mail mate
liam badco
Posted: 2007-01-07 08:38:07
Cadden Kulebin beat Duricca last year in the semi final of the I-1 tourny....they also fought on Kings birthday 2005 with Duricca winning on pts.
Posted: 2007-01-07 08:44:33
I thought they never met....well...that makes it even more exciting with it being one a piece....third fight as a decider!
Good work to the O'Brians for getting this match on again!
Gary D
Posted: 2007-01-07 10:23:44
It will be good to see you fight noi iv seen jordan, liam, andy but still to see u, i think it will be a cracker.
Ali Mt
Posted: 2007-01-07 10:30:33
this is gonna be a great show. cant wait.

i think:

dicks is gonna win it, the guy is a machine walks through anything, none stop work. does depend alot on the luck of the draw though but does dicks actually ever feel pain? i dont think so and if he does he covers it up well with his ruthless aggression lol.

Cadden to beat rung on points, cant see cadden losing this one to be honest especially after rung beat him in leeds, which i hear was a good fight. what weight did they fight at last time? is this a day before weighin? big factor!

John dick will be too strong for james, looking forward to seeing james in action as heard good things about him so far. john has been improving fight by fight and seems very confident at the moment, he has a high work rate. should be interesting. is dean going up in weight as he seems to be fight at 57-58ish recently?

Cant wait to see Rab back in doin his thing. good luck to all
Posted: 2007-01-07 10:40:16
will u be defending ur title noi?
Muaythai King
Posted: 2007-01-07 10:43:48
Michael Dicks all the way, the guy is one mean hombre. Total aggresion all the way. If not then I'd like Sneddon to win. Hope Meikle goes a long way too.

I think Dean James will win.
I hope Rab Burt, and John Cullen both win.

As for Rung V Cadden, I think Rich will take it this time.
Posted: 2007-01-07 10:54:58
Gary, have you got dave & rave on board yet ?
Posted: 2007-01-07 11:15:02
Keith: I wont be defending my title. This is a super-prestige bout at 63.5kgs on a day before weigh-in. As for the weigh-in, it will be about 6pm the night before.
Posted: 2007-01-07 11:19:49

Looks like a great arena!
5200 capacity!

Posted: 2007-01-07 11:42:10
John dick will be too strong for james? IN WHICH AREA?. is dean going up in weight as he seems to be fight at 57-58ish recently? DEAN JUMPS WEIGHTS TO GET FIGHTS.
see you all there. go dean mate let the music machine roll!
good luck to noi. see you there mate.
liam badco
Posted: 2007-01-07 12:28:26
ive seen john dick a few times ill go for deano by stoppage or a very convincing pts win....anyone up for a wager???????
Gary D
Posted: 2007-01-07 13:04:33
lol at JABBER
Posted: 2007-01-07 13:09:50

power of scotland 2

That should be the Power of Scotland website up-to-date :-)

Can't wait to see John and Marc's fight!
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-07 13:29:47
The British fighters will all have a bit of an advantage in terms of size, as 67kg would be the top end of the scale for Andrei, Rudolf and Somphot, but their fight experience is about the same as all the British fighters combined! I’ve seen some footage of Somphot and he’s had about 180 fights and I’ve been told from a few people that when he’s training he’s a decent fighter, so you wouldn’t count him out. Andrei and Rudolf also have a silly amount fight experience and obviously they are used to the tournament format and will be tough opponents. The also have a bit of history, which will add to the mix hopefully! These tournaments are all about the luck of the draw IMO, which is why they are exciting to watch and I hope I get a chance to take in some of the action as it will be great to see all of these guys in the ring! Craig Jose does usually fight around 70, but said he’ll make 67kg of which I have no doubt. Will also be great to see Alex Sneddon fighting in Scotland again, many people won’t have seen him fight in the flesh, yet I’d bet all have heard of his reputation, that alone will make it brilliant!

Davy, yeah the 8to1 is the same format as last time with elbows only allowed in the final. I personally would prefer elbows throughout as a spectator, but it could wreck the tournament at the end of the day. I also think that with the danger of going out on cuts early reduced, it will mean that the better fighters will go through and win the £3,000.

Noi, the arena can hold a full capacity of 5,200, but we have capped it at 3,200, as we have had to submit our plans already. We’re hoping for a crowd around 3,000 and with the reserved seating, every seat will be filled and should create an amazing atmosphere. I heard your first fight with Rung was great, so really looking forward to having the rematch on our show.

Deano could fight much lower than 57, but has also fought a lot higher to get experience. The weigh-in for Deano and John plus another two of the domestic fights will be on the day though, all other fights will be as Noi said, between 6pm-8pm the night before.

Jabber, Dave and Rave aren’t on board yet, but no doubt they’ll want in on the action! Saying that, if they are on board it’ll just give me a problem trying to figure out who is who! LOL!
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-07 13:32:30
Thanks Duncan! Stop showing off though, thats what I was trying to do when I started the other thread, you'll need to show me how mate.

Forgot to say, all the tickets I’ll be giving out to fighters will be adult only, as with the reserved seating you obviously have to know any junior tickets you want in advance. The best option if you have any family’s coming would be to send them to the box office. I will be making a block booking of family tickets at the end of January, so if anyone wants seats in this family section let me know.
Posted: 2007-01-07 13:56:53
liam mate ill bet with ya! lol. who's my money on?
liam badco
Posted: 2007-01-07 14:07:59
ok your money is on john dick mines on Dean....£100 enough lol
Posted: 2007-01-07 15:53:13
Well done John and Gary, what a line up. Cant wait.
Posted: 2007-01-07 19:41:50
Yeah Webdunk, it'll be a cracker for sure. See you and the gang soon, mate.

Gary O - You have *
Posted: 2007-01-07 20:04:35
8 man tourney / 5 star lineup / £500 on Michael Dicks to win. I reckon Mr Sneddon will be pushing hard for a place in the final, and I would love to see him there.

Having said all that, there is of course Stevie Meikle. This guy seems to have ice water running through his veins. If he has a nervous system at all then he seems to leave it wrapped up in his kit bag and locked away in the dressing room. The guy is every fighters worst nightmare ..... An intelligent thug!

Cullen v De Luca, John Cullen is turning into one of the slickest fighters in Scotland. I think he has the repertoir and desire to win. De Luca is, however, not to be underestimated. A quick learner, as we saw a couple of years ago in Motherwell.

Dick v James. I cant honestly call this one but its got class written all over it.

Big good luck to Hilary Mack. If this show was a trifle, then she would be the cream.

Posted: 2007-01-08 03:27:42
Is this an afternoon show or an evening show?
Just wondering about my mates travelling up, and getting home, and whether they need to start booking hotels now! :)
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-08 05:36:42
Noi, its an afternoon show, kicking off at 2pm, but with the amount of fights we have it'll finish on the following Wednesday! I'd expect you'll be on around 6pm if that helps, we can shuffle your fight about if it helps any? If you are looking for hotels and know the numbers then let me know as we can get a deal as we're booking so many rooms.
Posted: 2007-01-08 06:05:03
Cheers Gary!
Posted: 2007-01-08 09:39:18
kulebin rings a bell has he fought in uk before?
i think durica to win
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-08 12:09:51
Not sure Hook, but he is coming over to stay with his mate Andrei Kotsur for a while, so might see him on the UK fight scene a bit more, it was thanks to John Jarvis that we got him on board. I've seen a little bit of Kulebin and he's got a nice style and as I said he's very experienced!
Posted: 2007-01-08 12:30:49
Just some info I have been having a look at:

Andre Kulebin
67f,54w, 13l
Posted: 2007-01-08 12:33:16
you going up for this one liam? if so see you there mate.
Posted: 2007-01-08 12:33:58
Just some info I have been having a look at:

This is a link to some of the info from I-1 Tournament in Hong Kong Oct 2006
liam badco
Posted: 2007-01-08 14:26:15
no mate im in Thailand........Kulebin hasnt fought in uk before i dont think....hes technically good and fast dont think him or duricca are big enough to win it but if by someone takes dicks out then owt can happen.
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-08 16:46:56
Yeah Noi, I've seen a few references to his record sitting around 70, but on this Belarussian website -
it says 112 fights and 102 wins, either way, still a lot. Rudolf isn't far off, around 90 fights as far as I'm aware. Here is a couple of links to some video footage of the foreign fighters to give everyone a little idea of what to expect:

Andrei with a nice finish over Benny Ritter in the last I-1 in Hong Kong but dodgy footage:

Rudolf highlight video with his usually aggressive style:

Somphot Thotla fighting Nico Verresen last year, also a few more of him fighting in Pattaya etc on the site:

nathan touchgloves
Posted: 2007-01-08 16:53:28
good luck hilary,i saw jennifer fight in bournemouth last year,she was lighter(about 47kg)but technically perfect.all the best.nathan and julie
Posted: 2007-01-08 18:41:28

hey gary,

sounds like a great line-up = good luck with it all :) :)

the only s-word i'll mention is sold-out ;)

there is info on most of the 8-man fighters on

Posted: 2007-01-08 18:59:22
thanks very much gary and liam sounds like gna be a wicked show f theres a dvd i definitley be having one
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-08 19:12:04
Lets hope so Sao and thanks for all your help! BTW, you have mail.
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-08 19:19:50
Yeah hook, our DVD should be ready by the end of March at the latest and by then you should be able to get it through our website mate.
Posted: 2007-01-09 03:23:51
ahhhh...I knew I had head of Somphot somewhere before. If I remember rightly, he is the guy who broke Nico's arm in this fight. I think this was matched at 63.5kgs.
Do you have any stats on Somphot? titles held etc...
Gary D
Posted: 2007-01-09 05:22:15
thay all look really good good mix of styles.
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-09 06:13:36
Thats right Noi, I think it was kicks that done the damage. As far as I'm aware, he was a decent stadium fighter, but has been fighting abroad and in Pattaya mostly in recent years. I'm not sure about titles or ranking, but his basic stats are:

Date of Birth: 03-10-1979
Weight: 63-68 kg / 139 - 150 lbs
Height: 174 cm / 5,7 ft
Fights: 200
Win: 160 (80 k.o.)
Draw: 15
Lose: 25
Posted: 2007-01-10 01:05:01
kulebin "cleaning somones clock"

looks good
Posted: 2007-01-10 05:41:23
cracking line-up ill go for dicks in the tourney and cadden and james in the single bouts.
Posted: 2007-01-10 11:57:48
i just watched the somphot fight against nico, now it might just be me but was that a home town win or what? anyway somphot looks good but like thaisoon im gonna go for dicks, his tough walk forward through anything style will go in his favour. reckon rungvcadden 2 will be a good one as they both will have trained properly for it and be on weight correct. im gonna go for dean against jon dick even though biased. going to be a great day/ night. see you all there.
liam badco
Posted: 2007-01-11 03:15:02
glad you said that wainey i was thinking the same
Craig Hanuman
Posted: 2007-01-11 04:04:30
I think Mike Dicks is favourite too (plus he's a fellow Darlo lad)...strong aggresive walk-forward fighter who would be hard to beat/slow down over 3 rounds - only downside is the possibility of picking up knocks going through the rounds towards the final with his style - and not allowing the elbow will take away a big part of his game - but then i guess its the same for everyone !!

These tournaments often throw up a surprise winner !
john o brien
Posted: 2007-01-11 04:11:12
Can anyone who requires hotel rooms, who are not fighters coaches or officials get in touch with me asap as we get a discounted room rate.
Posted: 2007-01-11 06:04:42
im not sure if walk through is a good game plan for 3 fights in a night but i reckon all the bashings he has walked through at 67-69kg will prob have conditioned him to take a good few shots from boxers usually 60-3 gonna be good
Muaythai King
Posted: 2007-01-11 12:02:34
You going to this one Thaisoon17?
stewart buchanan
Posted: 2007-01-11 17:12:50
sounds like a great show does any one know if there any tickets leaft
Posted: 2007-01-12 00:42:17
hey thaisoon i come back second of march(just 7 weeks) so if you go up here il take a ride with you mate. looks a class card
liam badco
Posted: 2007-01-12 03:43:04
Paul ill just miss you im there on 1st March!!!!
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-12 07:07:07
Hi Stewart, there are still loads of tickets left, they only went on sale last Sat and I think we'll get close to the capacity, but expect there will be some tickets left on the day as well. However, it is reserved seating, so the sooner you book tickets the closer to the action you'll be.

I've got one half of the areana tickets just now and I am distributing them as we speak, the other half of the Arena is on the ticketmaster system until I need the next batch. If any fighter or their representative needs tickets please let me know asap.

We've sorted out the MMA fights thanks to Paul McVeigh, so should be able to get them on the website at the weekend along with a few good domestic fights.

BTW paulinthailand, thanks for reminding me that its only 7 weeks, as if I wasn't stressed as it is! LOL
Posted: 2007-01-12 08:13:23
maybe it just wasnt ment to be mate! how long you in thailand for? i get back early may, if your still at jittis il pop over for a few days of misery
liam badco
Posted: 2007-01-12 08:23:43
might still be there gonna stay for about 2 months....where are you at the minute???

Back on topic is there a full line up yet??
Posted: 2007-01-12 08:49:37
im in northern thailand at the mo. training surprisingly hard and not been boozin or hoein at all.
liam badco
Posted: 2007-01-12 09:28:09
hoein is word of the week now.
john o brien
Posted: 2007-01-12 11:08:33
Stewart I tried to email you re- tickets, if you contact me I`ll reserve your tickets.
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-14 14:13:30
The full lineup is nearly there, most are all matched, just waiting on final confirmation on the domestic and MMA before we put them on the web. No changes to the fights announced so far.

Also trying to match a lad, Ritchie Hocking, he's 71kg (on the day) and 15yrs old and his record is 1W, 3L, but he's better than his record suggests. He has fought an adult non-padded at the Bad Co show in Dec, so happy to fight whatever rules if we can get someone reasonably close to his age. If anybody has any fighter or have any suggestions, please get in touch.

john o brien
Posted: 2007-01-14 14:30:06
Get him Anuwat,cos Richie gave me a kicking before Christmas.
Posted: 2007-01-14 14:33:46
anuwat is a bit light for him.....buakow will fight at 71.

Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-14 14:42:58
Ritchie would jab Buakow to ridicule!
john o brien
Posted: 2007-01-14 14:47:11
I heard that Richie has a head shaped like a focus mitt, it was Colin Morton who told me so it must be true!!!
Posted: 2007-01-14 14:47:17
awwwww,.....just got off the phone with mr por pramuk.
Apparently Buakow is contracted to K1 now, so he cant come over.
Never mind!

Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-14 14:50:11

Job Vacancy: Co-promotor wanted!

Just to let everyone know that I will be looking for a replacement for John O’Brien to help promote POS. As you know John appeared on X-factor and as a result has been offered a job as a Kelis lookalike as of immediate affect. Although this is a big blow to Muay Thai in Scotland, the good news is that he will be performing the Milkshake at POS2 and the afterparty. We wish john all the best and can’t wait for performances!
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-14 14:50:51

john o brien
Posted: 2007-01-14 14:52:28
God, I`m a looker!!
Posted: 2007-01-14 14:59:50
Hooker more like.
Posted: 2007-01-15 11:38:33
Mr OB how does it feel to have hair!
colin s.t.b.a morton
Posted: 2007-01-15 13:14:40
oi mr ob youl get me a beating talkin bout ritchie like that lol ;p
stevie nisbet
Posted: 2007-01-15 16:42:39
Yo Yo Yo, john obrien , yodas lookin for a date, cos he thinks youza hot n hairy
Posted: 2007-01-15 17:28:36
i booked tickets for this at the normandy show last year when will i hear anything about. gary d youv got my number gies a fone
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-15 18:45:11
Don't give us it Col, Ritchie gives you a kicking just now! :P Although, i'm saying nothing he injures me when I'm holding pads for him.

Keepyerguardup, we've already started to contact the reserved list and got a full block on hold and we will be in touch with everyone this week to finalise them.

Sorry for the hold up on the lineup, don't want to post before everything is finalised and aware, nothing worse than finding out on the net.
Posted: 2007-01-15 19:09:43
cheers gaz one of my guys foned me the night about that will let him know as he was asking about the tickets for the show
Sid Remmer
Posted: 2007-01-15 19:58:38
impressive lineup gary. impressive.
Gary D
Posted: 2007-01-16 06:30:44
keepyerguardup call me!
Guy Paret
Posted: 2007-01-16 09:22:33
Hi gary,
You where looking for a 71kg guy..I have an 18 year old guy 71kg 3 fights under he's belt..I would have brought him over anyway so if you want him to fight he will be happy to fight as well.

Here from you soon,

Posted: 2007-01-16 09:27:32
100..... :)
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-16 09:28:58
Thanks mate, you're a star I'll get back to you shortly, just flying out just now!
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-16 09:32:47
Raging Noi, you beat me to it!

PS, your tickets where in the post early yesterday afternoon and sent recorded, so should be with you soon mate.
Posted: 2007-01-16 09:33:41

Thanks Gary.
Posted: 2007-01-16 16:37:32
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-16 16:47:52
Flashback, John is cowering in the corner right now, I just hope it stops by March! LOL

Deano, still waiting on your pic for the flyers mate, going to have to use your dodgy Ja Rule lookalike one if you don’t get it to me tomorrow!
Guy Paret
Posted: 2007-01-16 16:48:54
HI Gary,
I have just spoken to Bjorn CHarle from my gym and he will take the fight if you want him to.
Just email me the details of the fight please, rules,rounds, time, protection yes or no etc..

Bye from now..

Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-16 17:03:05
I'll confirm it tomorrow mate, never got a chance to speak to him tonight, thanks again mate!
Posted: 2007-01-16 17:27:12
Gary: If you use a pic of ja rule and phot-shop a pair of gloves and a belt on there, I dont think anyone will notice the difference!!!! LOL :)

Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-16 18:22:30
As I said Noi, I'll just have to use one of the ones I already have!
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-16 18:22:58

Like this one!
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-16 18:23:27

Or maybe this one!
Posted: 2007-01-17 03:53:48
I knew you couldnt resist that!
You are a photo-shop whizz! :)
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-17 05:09:30
I'm easily manipulated mate, although Deano might kill me now.

Still trying to get final confirmation on a few fights, but either way, will send the lineup as it stands to webdunk today.
stevie nisbet
Posted: 2007-01-17 17:33:46
spoke to gary today. thiers still some cracking fights to be anounced , well done guys, im really lookin forward to this one.

Posted: 2007-01-17 18:47:14
Seriosuly can't wait for this. Last years event was perhaps the best of the year, high hopes for this one and doubt very much its going to dissapoint!

Theres far too many doctored photos in this thread, the J.O'B ones will haunt me forever :(
Liam R
Posted: 2007-01-18 06:10:00
Dean loved the photos, not
Raj Singh
Posted: 2007-01-18 19:48:57
Looks like Gary & his da have out done themselves again! Great line up. Don't worry J.O.B I won't wear a kilt! You will be too busy with the ladies to notice anyway! lol
Posted: 2007-01-18 20:59:52
Raj Singh? I used to know a guy called Raj Singh, then he disappeared out my life forever without even saying goodbye :p
Kinda looked like you too actually! Bit better looking though from what i remember.
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-19 03:55:26
Gary GTBA, do you not remember the ones on the POS1 thread, I thought they were worse, particularly the one I put up off John and Yoda in drag! I think Yoda must have been drunk that night, as he took about a week to realise it was him!

Raj mate, sort that picture out, what kind off Scotsman where's a thigh level kilt, your bro and dad look perfect as well! I was going to doctor it for you, until I went to save the image and you've got it saved under skirt! LOL.

I sent Webdunk the lineup as is, so should be up soon. Hoping to also add Ed the Jinja Ninja (aka Andrew Henderson) to the lineup around the 66-67kg.
Gary D
Posted: 2007-01-19 05:06:35
yes the ninja is back!
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-19 05:17:10
Duncan you beat me to it, I'm getting slow in my old age.

Need some input, what belt do you think we should go with and why? Stick to the same gold lumpini style belt as last year or go with the standard WMC design but obviously with our logo instead of I-1.
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-19 05:17:30

Posted: 2007-01-19 05:54:19
Lumpinee style!! Bling Bling.
Posted: 2007-01-19 06:48:53
Worste thing about last years doctored photos was i think Yoda quite fancied himself in drag :S
colin s.t.b.a morton
Posted: 2007-01-19 07:24:08
both belts look good, but i prefer the thai style belt just looks better i think :Dx
Gary D
Posted: 2007-01-19 08:15:12
both belts look good but have to go with the Lumpinee style
Liam R
Posted: 2007-01-19 08:44:07
lumpinee style but without the blue and white waistband lol
Posted: 2007-01-19 11:30:21
If anyone has a clear head shot photo of Gary O'Brien please mail me on
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-19 11:30:31
THanks guys, thats what I was thinking, appreciate the input!
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-19 12:41:58
You weren't even involved in these photo's Yoda!

Still trying to match Andrew Henderson for his come back, if anyone has any ideas for fighters around 66-68 can you let me know? Not sure of his exact record, but had about 12-13 fights and hasn't fought in about 2 years.
Posted: 2007-01-19 12:50:23
YODA thats very tempting! LOL :) Revenge would be sweet! LOL I said you would have hated that red dress just wasn't your colour!! LOL
stevie nisbet
Posted: 2007-01-20 10:26:11
due to yoda talkin me into a stupid bet(which i lost) i have to pay a forfeit,

Yoda is the handsomest man in Scottish Thai boxing

Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-20 10:48:01
In or out of drag?
Posted: 2007-01-20 12:11:11
Claire, I promise you will love what I've got planned ;-)
Garry, your a top guy and a very good friend but I still lie awake at night wondering how I could get you back for the POS 1 thread pictures. And now I know!!
Just in case there are repercussions from this I'd like to state that Stacey is making me do this. Something to do with a discussion you had at Stevie’s show last year?
Stevie, I’ve no idea what your talking about with the bet, but thanks mate. I know you’ve thought it for a while. I heard you and Dave Jackson arguing over what is my most endearing feature.
stevie nisbet
Posted: 2007-01-20 12:49:30
endearing feature!!!!

that would be your short life expectancy
Guy Paret
Posted: 2007-01-20 16:47:56
Hey Gary,
I may have a fighter for you at 67-68kg if you want, just let me know if you want a local fighter or someone from our side of the world ok..
Big Martino
Posted: 2007-01-21 15:16:44
Nice to see you back at it
willie K. Keep me posted how
your getting on.

good luck all fighters.

Is this John D has fought B class ?
Big Martino
Posted: 2007-01-21 15:17:54
that was meant to say

is this the first time John D has fought B class ?
Posted: 2007-01-21 15:51:36
is that meant too mean A class? referrence to john dick?
Posted: 2007-01-21 15:54:49
sorry just seen there is another john d.
Gary D
Posted: 2007-01-21 16:21:58
This is johns 3rd B' Class fight.

really good domestic line up,im gonnay give my predictions which i hope no takes offence to!

Paul Grant (Sit Ayuthaya) Vs. Greg Melville (Sor Taksin) (Grant Win points)

Wullie Kirkwood (NKT Paisley) Vs. Dom McPadden (Dumbarton) (Good match up can pick a winner)

Keiran MacKaskill (NKT Paisley) Vs. Alan McTavish (NKT Clydebank)(MacKaskill win)

Ritchie Hocking (NKT Paisley) Vs. Bjorn Charles (Belgium -Team HTK)(Hocking ''Lurch'' Win)
Big Martino
Posted: 2007-01-21 16:42:40
how did he get on in them ?

good luck for this one.

Posted: 2007-01-21 17:15:17
he beat gordon ross and got beat by chris shaw
Big Martino
Posted: 2007-01-22 01:18:48
cheers keith
Posted: 2007-01-22 03:58:35
I like the Lumpini style one like last year. A real Beauty. The colours were very well chosen. It is such a pritty thing that when I feel tired and look at it at the gym, I get all worked up and train like hell ;)So I would go with the lumpini style, all the way.

Btw, congratulations O'Brians, the line up is once again a cracker.

I am especially curious about the tournament (somphot, Duriga and Kulebin and as I heard also Dicks) will spice things up a bit.

Also the fight between Rung and our good friend NOI66666 is a very good match up. I wonder what will happen this time. Best luck to both of them as both are very good and nice fellows. How are you feeling Noi6666? Everything going well?

Next to that, I hope that all the Belgian fighters will show what they can. We have send some very good upcomming fighters.
Posted: 2007-01-22 04:06:59
Cheers Nico.
I am doing well and looking forward to the bout.
I am feeling good and getting some fantastic training in with our thai trainer.

Speaking to Dean White the other day and apparently Somphot has fought upto 69kgs and is a very strong puncher, so this should make for some interesting match ups.

Not long now guys!

Gary - Did you get my mail today?
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-22 05:19:51
Guy your star, thanks for the help, but we need a few domestic fights to try and help hit our target crowd.

Thanks Nico, glad you like the belt!

Noi, just got your mail there mate, you should have mail.

On a side note, what do you guys think of the website so far, obviously the content is in development, but is there anything that you'd like to see on it? We're pulling together some fighter profiles of everyone just now, but anything else, even if its a long term thing for future shows?
Guy Paret
Posted: 2007-01-22 05:29:00
Hi Gary,
Just got mail from Gürkan Yalcin and he is wel and ready to fight Rab on POS2.. He will be training like a madman!!
Posted: 2007-01-22 05:31:41
Thanks Gary.
Posted: 2007-01-22 05:34:38
Could you put the links up of fighters (from youtube) or is there some copyright issues?
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-22 06:10:19
Guy you have mail!

Not sure Noi, think links would be ok, but planning to get some of our own footage up in the future.
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-22 12:09:18
John just told me that Muay Thai in Scotland has just recieved another unexpected boost as Lloyd Cochran has made it through to the final shortlist for Renfrewshire sport personality of the year award. The award ceremony will be held on February 17th and we wish Lloyd the best of luck type of events are important to having Muay Thai accepted as a mainstream sport if Lloyd wins he will become the second Muay Thai fighter to recieve this award, joining Ed the JinJa Ninja who was the first ever recipient of this award from the sport of Muay Thai.

Our 2nd flyer design should be back from the printers by Friday, we've managed to get most of the UK fighters on the flyer, so if anybody wants a bundle to put about where they live etc, give me a shout and we'll post them out.
stevie nisbet
Posted: 2007-01-22 13:59:49
hi Gary, the website looks great, i'm sorry i haven't got the info on my fighters to you yet , I'm burning the midnight oil working on college assignments, ill try and get it to you this week.

Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-22 15:21:54
No worries Stevie, its not a high priority just now anyway mate. Paul is on the flyers, so I'll try and some over to you at the weekend.
Posted: 2007-01-23 19:47:51
wot a lineup for wot looks like a good show.a lot of good scottish and foreign fighters.wouldn't want to bet on who would win each fight.
but here are some predictions and i know some folk won't agree.
i reckon alex sneddon will get to the final of the 8 man tournament.
rung to beat richard caddon.
rab burt to get beat. john d to win.
marc de luca to win. and paul mcviegh to win his mma fight.
for some to fight andrew henderson from a scottish point of view gordon ross or alan jamieson would be good oppenents.
have any of these 2 fought sinse the last braehead show?
Posted: 2007-01-23 20:33:39
My message working? What about a South African in the fight?I'm ready to fight!Check me out at
Posted: 2007-01-23 20:43:13
OOPS, sorry lads....thats an old resume.Time flies,I'm now 34 yrs old & just recently won the World Shidokan Championships in Chicago.
Posted: 2007-01-23 20:45:00
Under Instructors if anyone is as computer illiterate as I am.....
Posted: 2007-01-23 20:45:13
OOPS, sorry lads....thats an old resume.Time flies,I'm now 34 yrs old & just recently won the World Shidokan Championships in Chicago.
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-24 07:53:53
Thanks for the interest Botha, but I'm afraid our lineup is pretty much sorted now and the budget is blown for our foreign fighters as it is, as only about 60% of the fighters on the show are Scot's and the lineup is massive.

dlhbadboy, Alan and Gordon haven't fought since POS1, although Alan was meant to fight Stavie Meikle for the STBA title in October, but got decked by one of his cow's the day before! We were hoping to get him on the show, but he is off to Oz travelling for a bit and wouldn't be ready for the event. I'm surprised more Scot's haven't backed Alex to be in the final, I thought he would have got quite a few peoples bets.
Posted: 2007-01-24 14:53:36
Thanx Gary....Keep me in mind for future shows before i'm to old or start wearing drag!
Gary D
Posted: 2007-01-24 15:44:32
It would be amazing to have to scots in the final!
liam badco
Posted: 2007-01-24 16:42:00
anyone wanna bet with me on the Dean James fight and Cadden fight....ill have £20 quid on Deano to beat john dick and another 20 on Cadden to beat rung......wish we could bet on fights here like in thailand it would make it much better.
Posted: 2007-01-24 17:21:41
As much as i think Rung is a top fella and very humble also , i can not see him beating Richard esp with proper training and not having to kill himself on diet, as i understand is wot happened the first time round .... dont get me wrong Rung is very tough and weathered some cracking kicks from mike and yes he caught mike flush on the button (it can happen to anyone ) but in my opinion it wouldnt have gone past the 3rd round if he hadnt have caught him ... Rung was the first to admit his legs were mullered and didnt know how much longer he would have lasted ..So again as much as Rung is a top fella my money is on Mr Caddon ........ but yes it would be so much easier if bettin was like thailand .

Posted: 2007-01-24 17:55:53
Sorry guys but am gona go with Rung. I've had the pleasure of watching him a few times now and he is one tough tough wee guy :) admittedly i've only seen Richard fight once in manchester at Master Skens show when he fought the belerussian fighter ( apologies if thats not correct - geography not one of ma strong points lol ) A good point that alot of people are making is that both fighters will have time to prepare for this one hence my backing for Rung.
Posted: 2007-01-24 21:52:47
i'm on for rung, bet his been training just as hard for this fight as well, but the only problem is rehais or brasil money don't change very well against the pound.

Posted: 2007-01-24 22:54:23
hi gary o'brien any word on who is going to andrew henderson yet?can't wait to see him back fighting.
Posted: 2007-01-25 02:27:28
stop rubbing it in Mordan!
I can just see you partying up on a beach in Rio!!!!

you lucky, lucky bugga!
liam badco
Posted: 2007-01-25 03:21:58
anyone betting then???
Gary D
Posted: 2007-01-25 05:46:29
I agree with liam i think if betting was alowed at fights and it was done properly it would be really exciting. I'd love to make a bet but as im skint no betting shall take place, unless chocolate is involved? i was on another thread and i saw a post talking about darts supporters! i think if all the fight fans adopted the same attitude the atmosphere would be amazing. (i dont mean shouting ''180'')
Posted: 2007-01-25 05:48:04
free booze on this show then Gary? :) LOL
Liam R
Posted: 2007-01-25 06:09:08
whens the draw? is it on the night or before? ill have a bet with you Liam once the draw is made, i like spending your money.
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-25 07:50:57
We'll hopefully be updating the lineup at the weekend, got a few little changes and additions, looking good though!

I'm looking forward to the Rung V Cadden fight, heard the first one was good and also that both feel they'll be better this time, so should be cracking.

Gary D, it would be great to if there was betting like in Thailand, the atmosphere is amazing, you'd need to get working on your hand signals though!

Rung, if your reading this, can you get in touch and let us know when your back from Thailand, as we've got a bit of media interest in you and need to arrange photoshoots if possible.
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-25 07:55:38
Liam the draw was made live on BBC Radio Scotland last year the day before the event. We're trying to get some media interest again, so not exactly sure when it'll be made. Either on the day or the day of the weigh-in.

Had a few people emailing about Ringside tickets, there are still some available, but they are not available through ticketmaster as we need control of the floor and seating plan as we have to organise all the catering etc. So if anyone is looking for some Ringside or VIP, please contact us directly.
Posted: 2007-01-25 08:11:24
Any news on hotels mate?
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-25 08:24:47
Sorry mate, I dropped the ball on that one, John was dealing with it, just going to meet him now. We have two that we are bouncing off each other to get the price down, will get back to you this afternoon.
Gary D
Posted: 2007-01-25 08:41:44
i it is brilliant! something to look at for the future.

Is their a title on the line with Rung Vs Cadden?
Posted: 2007-01-25 09:26:22
Gary D
Posted: 2007-01-25 09:46:34
cheers noi just wonderd
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-25 12:37:26
Hi Guys, had a few people wanting to know if they are on the new 2nd batch of flyers, basically if you are a UK fighter or are in the 8man and I have your photo, your on one of the sides. I'll attach them jusy now.

I've made arrangements with most to get them out, but if I haven't spoke to you let me know the best way of getting them to you.

Also fighter that is looking for a batch of tickets, please get in touch with me asap as I don't have much of the first allocation left.

Noi, you have mail.
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-25 12:38:31

Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-25 12:39:01

Posted: 2007-01-25 13:45:23
Gary, if you have an electronic format (jpg/pdf) of the flyers/posters, can you email me, mate?

Gary D
Posted: 2007-01-25 16:00:02
nice flyers gaz!
Posted: 2007-01-25 20:38:39
Noi that is true i am partying it up on rio but during the day i'm getting smashed by the brasillian top team you told me about on another thread. I need the beer to help with all me sore joints after training. he he he
sorry for being off topic
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-26 05:24:33
Just phoned the printers and their machine is down, so prob won't get them till Monday/Tuesday, so will get them out asap.

Pisand, will email you just now mate.
Posted: 2007-01-26 08:41:29
Gary you have mail
sorry about the wait

Craig T
Posted: 2007-01-26 10:35:53
Posted: 2007-01-26 11:26:51
check out this link to see some of the dinky ninja fight teams athletes, in action

looking forward to the show
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-26 13:38:05
Nice video, but i thought the little guy was pretty lucky, must have been good editing! :P
Posted: 2007-01-26 15:19:09
hi gary i home now can you meil me.
Gary D
Posted: 2007-01-26 16:38:35
welcome back Rung, bet your glad to be back
Posted: 2007-01-26 16:51:59
nice flyers for the show. how recent are the photos as i heard that rab didn't defend the title and gave it up and stevie miekle evenyually fought for it and won this right or does meikle and rab hold different titles?
stevie nisbet
Posted: 2007-01-26 17:14:35
thats right, rab had retired and gave the title up, stevie was matched to fight alan jameson, alan had to pull out the day before the fight after being assulted in a work related rage attack so andrew obrien stepped in.
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-27 05:03:02
Hi Rung, I've told John you're back as he was arranging the Newspaper's and he'll contact you soon and see if we can arrange something.

dlhbadboy, a few of the photo's used are new, but most are ones I took last year, as to wait for everyone to send in photo's would have meant the would have been ready by April. There are a few fighters missing, but need to get them out.

Stevie, you forgot to add "by a demented coooo!"
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-27 05:04:05
There is now a rough layout of the venue with block letters on the website under Ticket Info if anyone needs to know where they are sitting. The front row is A and works its way back up and the numbers start on the left hand side if you are on the floor looking up.

Just to again mention there are Ringside and VIP tickets available even though they are not on the Ticketmaster system.

I am hoping to have the Full updated lineup tomorrow. Everyone is matched and just one or two waiting to finalise terms.
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-28 12:35:39
Just to update the fight card, all fights remain as they are on the website, except that:

Rab Burt (Base) fill now fight Paul Grant (Sit Ayuthaya) [72kg] and will now be A-class rules.

Greg Melville (Sor Taksin - Scotland) will fight Gürkan Yalcin (Belgium) [70kg] B-Class rules.

James Doolan (Dinky Ninja’s - Scotland) will fight Jamie Mckenzie (Freestyle Fighters - Scotland) 65.8kg
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-29 04:41:25
How could I forget, Andrew Henderson (NKT Paisley) will be fighting Tommy Young (Caledonian) [64kg] B-Class rules.

Really looking forward to this fight, should be a cracker! Will be great to see the Jinja Ninja back in the ring and Tommy is great to watch, I thought his fight with John Cullen was the best fight at POS1, so hopefully will be as good as it sounds on paper.
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-29 04:45:15
Anyone else having trouble with AX, or is it just me, couldn't get on last night?
Gary D
Posted: 2007-01-29 05:03:15
couldn't get on either!

Andrew Henderson (NKT Paisley) Vs Tommy Young (Caledonian)

This is going to be an absolute peach of a fight both really good to watch with good muaythai skills, C'mon the ninja
colin s.t.b.a morton
Posted: 2007-01-29 05:54:59
mon the ninja :D
Posted: 2007-01-29 05:57:07
Go on Tommy lad do you're thang and you'll come through mate no worries. We are all right behind you mate.
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-29 08:57:49
That is hopefully our final card, until there is any forced changes, any more predictions?
Gary D
Posted: 2007-01-29 10:39:00
Rab Burt Vs Paul Grant [72kg] A-class rules. gonnay go with a burt win, paul's a top guy but i think rab is too experienced with alot of power

Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-29 15:58:04
Yeah its a tough test for Paul, but remember Rab hasn't fought in 2 years so, might take a few rounds to get pack into it and its also the first time fighting Full Rules for both. It'll be good to see Rab in the ring again aswell.

I'm also looking forward to McAskill Vr. McTavish, both exciting, really quick and have nice styles. All the big names will be getting tha attention but I always like watching the lighter fights and I reckon it'll probably be one of the best individual fights.
Kyle Helleur
Posted: 2007-01-30 16:22:29
Good luck to Stevie Meikle!!
Posted: 2007-01-30 16:45:34
Show's looking excellent Gary! I'm trying to get the time off mate as I'm down to work at the moment :-( Maybe catch up with you in a couple of weeks if you're at the Peter Crooke seminar sat 17th as I'll be heading up for that one.

All the best mate.
Posted: 2007-01-31 15:15:12
Good match with Tommy and Andrew Henderson, Tommy s excellent technique and power against the toughness and experience of the Jinja Ninja, good luck Tommy, sure you ll do the job mate!!
Also good luck to all the dinky ninjas, John Cullen and Dom Mcpadden!
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-31 15:52:14
Thanks Dave, yeah, hopefully see you at the seminar.

I'll be getting a second allocation of tickets tomorrow, which will probably be our second last batch. Anybody that needs some of them let me know asap! We have 30,000 of the latest flyers, so will try and get them out over the next few days. Again, if you've not arranged for me to get you them then give me a shout.

No changes to the lineup yet, which is good news. The show has a packed lineup and will have to run like clockwork on the day and will kick off at 2 as planned, assuming no disasters again!

I've got a couple of images of the match ups which I'll put up now.
Posted: 2007-01-31 16:00:35
Gary send me some flyers and i will put them up in my area
craig t
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-31 16:20:17
Will do Craig.

Here are a few more faces on the show:
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-31 16:20:51

Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-31 16:21:12

Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-31 16:21:36

Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-31 16:21:53

Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-31 16:22:18

Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-31 16:22:41

Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-31 16:23:01

Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-31 16:23:18

Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-01-31 16:23:42
Sorry if there are any mistakes, I'm just going to blame John!
Posted: 2007-01-31 16:28:00
nice one gary cheers mate
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-02-01 01:59:55
Sorry, just realised that I put up the wrong pic of Hil, she hasn't got the IMKO anymore.
stevie nisbet
Posted: 2007-02-01 10:25:43
he he he!!! this is turning out to be another cracker gary, wee paul V rabs should be a belter, rungs being training like a madman and im sooo glad to see the ginga ninga back, although he looks more like a bald eagle now, it'll be nice to see him back in the ring again, good luck hendie we all know what your capable of,you can do it. the john dick fight looks awesome its his first time stepping up to FTR and i think he'll do well,
Posted: 2007-02-01 12:24:30
Just back to normal service today. Been laid up for a few days after a territorial dispute with a Ford Maverick. OK, the Maverick won, but seeing as the disputed area was a stretch of pavement, and I was on foot, I suspect that a combination of Mr Shiny Buttons and my lawyers will ensure that the dog-brained pustule driver will spend the rest of his worthless time on this planet in abject poverty.

The updated lineup looks damn good.

Greg Melville - Ooohhhh what a fighter, and a great prospect for the future considering hes just a young lad

Rab Burt coming out of retirement to fight Paul Grant. And its full rules!
This is a big one for young Paul. Huge test of his resilience, determination and maturity. This fight could really launch his career into the next level

Andrew Henderson V Tommy Young - I love watching both of these guys. Very different styles but they both give till it hurts. If it goes the distance it WILL be a corker
Anyway, to ask a question of the promoters please! (I asked this question of the relevant camp after POS1 and got no response at all)

What rule book will be used for both the normal MT fights, and for the 8Man tourney? WMC, WMF, or STBA?
I noticed that the continental fighters at POS1 had a tendancy to hook their opponents leg if they were being overpowered in the grapple. They appeared to be doing this to get the referee to break the grapple. AND MOST OF THE TIME IT WORKED!
OK, I accept that there are regional variations regarding rules. I read a great article by Tony Myers about Dutch MT coming from a mainly Kickboxing background and untrained Dutch judges applying KB rules to MT in error. But I think all fighters and referees should be clear on what rules apply before the event takes place.
Correct me if im wrong, but isnt hooking the leg classed as a spoiling tactic, and therefore a foul? Just like holding the ropes, or deliberately falling down if your opponent catches your kick?

Also, how will the rules on bandages and protective wear be modified (if at all) for the 8Man Comp?
I think all the rule books state that a single elastic bandage or anklet can be worn on each ankle. One of the POS1 competitors was clearly wearing 2 sets of anklets, with a huge lump of padding sandwiched between them on top of each foot

One last question!
Will there be another guest referee this year?
And if so, please tell me its not that cynical Git who appeared last year.
The way he behaved during the first MMA fight was scandalous.
Oh, and I usually dont like to get personal (doh, lying again, I know) but for a sport that tries very hard to advocate a healthy lifestyle, might I suggest that a big 'pie eatin', 'beer swillin' titty bar doorman, is probably not the way to go!
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-02-01 12:59:24
Hi BLZbub, glad to hear the Mavrick didn't completly wipe the floor with you!

BTW, sorry I never noticed your first question.

The Muay Thai rules will be that of the STBA, which are almost identical to that of the WMC and the event is also sanctioned by the WMC. The great news is that Tony Myers will be the main Ref for the event, so issues like fouls and spoiling will I'm sure be picked up. All fighters will get a brief run through of the rules as they do at all events, wither the follow them is another matter.

As for anklets and the reg's on wraps, obviously rules are there for a reason, but I think a bit of common sense has to be used as well. Everyone wraps hands and knuckles significantly and its done to protect the boxer's hands. Hands aren't designed for punching, as I'm sure most pro fighters out there who have bust there hands will testify. Within reason, I think it is fair to allow the knuckles to be taped. As for anklets, I know what you mean and I'm sure Tony will be on top off any problem, I have no doubt! On the other hand, you often see double anklets worn in fights, I've also seen it in Thailand.

The only non-scot guest Ref will be Tony, saying that he is an honourary Scot!

I also think that was a bit unfair on the last Ref, alright some might have questioned his performance and he is a big lad, but I'm also pretty sure the big man can fight! LOL.

Damn it! I was going to make that quick as I'm just running our the door and I'm now late!

BTW Stevie, Ed asked me what we're going to call him now he ain't ginger! LOL.
Posted: 2007-02-01 13:57:55
Conehead the Destroyer? The Naked Ninja? Hooligan Hendy the Hammer Head?
Posted: 2007-02-01 14:07:55
Thanks for the reply Gary!

Somehow managed to curl sideways and mould myself to the shape of the front of the bloody big lump of a thing, so no broken bones from the collision. Just some hefty bruises on the thigh. What did the damage was being hurled through the shop window. Falling plate glass has no conscience! Another inch to the left and i'd be singing 'soprano' for the rest of my life.

I asked the question last year from the Belgian coach, as I assumed it was commonplace for them to fight that way.

Fantastic news that Tony Myers will be with us for the show. With all aspects of the Scottish MT scene making such huge leaps forward, I think its fitting that we bring the top man in the UK. It can only add more style, polish and credibility to our sport up here. Great for our own judges and referees to work along side Tony at the sharp end as well. They will all benefit from it im sure.

As for my remarks about last years guest ref. I understand and respect your conservative approach as a promoter. Thankfully, I am not burdened in that way, and take pleasure in speaking my mind where the notion takes me.

Yes, I agree, I'm sure the big man can fight! But I'll bet it's only ever on his own terms. I'll say again, "Big, pie eatin, beer swillin, titty bar doorman"
The kind of guy that the Gas Board send to your door when they're going to cut your supply off. Probably runs a small shady business doing 'questionable' PI work, and 'fixing' things. No doubt has some grubby business cards which say something like "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap".

You can tell I was impressed!
Posted: 2007-02-01 14:28:06
Re possible name for Andrew Henderson - What about " The fighter formerly known as The Jinja Ninja"

Or Demonic Vlad. (sorry, it's the red eyes in the picture. I just couldn't resist)
Posted: 2007-02-01 14:35:14
The Jinja Ninja picture above!

Is it recent?

Can't quite read what it says on the waistband of his shorts!

Posted: 2007-02-01 14:38:17

I think i've done it again!

Its the pain killers mate!


Making me light headed!
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Gary D
Posted: 2007-02-01 15:43:58
i think gary can tell u first hand that the knuckles need to to be well protected! lol
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-02-01 15:55:20
BLZbub, that sounds bad, hope you are healing well. BTW Wendy is actually Hendy, but he has that many names that he'd probably answer to Wendy to!

Shut it Gaz or "I'll use my stronnnnggg Hannnddddd!"

Posted: 2007-02-01 16:23:04
The tackle area is a little distressed but thankfully still intact. Don't think I'll be doing the horizontal Tango for a couple of months though!

Yes Wendy hits the spot. Or better still Bendy Wendy. Why not? What about Johnny Cash and the boy named Sue
stevie nisbet
Posted: 2007-02-01 17:03:18
gary is that the strrooong hand you use to "bitch Slap" john obrien
Gary D
Posted: 2007-02-02 03:27:39

Can't wait for the reply lol
Posted: 2007-02-02 05:13:55
No way i'm getting involved in this one!
colin s.t.b.a morton
Posted: 2007-02-02 11:17:13
as far as the anklets in pos1 are concernd the ref checks fighters b4 the action starts if anything was out of order he would have made him take them off thanks. :D
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-02-02 12:08:52
I told you to shut it Gaz or you’ll end up like that Taxi driver in BKK!

Your right Stevie, but I have to use my other hand to guard from any random elbows to the sneb!

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Posted: 2007-02-02 18:29:24
Yes colin stba morton, the ref does indeed check the anklets prior to the start of the bout.

In fact the same ref (our friend from the titty bar) checked the same anklets, on the same ankles, on more than one occasion that day. So why were they allowed if they were in breach of the rules? (and after reading through the WMC rules, which Gary has said are almost identical to the STBA rules, I can confirm that one pair only are allowed, with no extra padding)

My point is that in a knock out tourney, where a fighter may progress to a second or third fight, injury and wear and tear are a major consideration, and a little extra protection could easily give the fighter an unfair edge.
I reckon all fighters should have exactly the same gear, applied in exactly the same way, and then the playing field would stay level (ish), and the only difference would be what the fighter brings to the ring in the way of skill / desire etc.

I also think that there should be a strict marshalling process in the dressing room, to enforce the rules. Sure it's nice to believe that we are all fair minded sports people, and just take these things on trust. But in reality, winning is winning, and if theres a prize, theres a potential cheat (I stress the word POTENTIAL). Lets be absolutely honest with ourselves here!

Heck, I've been on the receiving end of it myself. (not in the UK btw) Got knocked spark out in my first MT fight. Never been hit that hard in my life, it was like a hammer. And the guy just didnt have the build or the technique to hit that way naturally. I saw him ungloved a few minutes before the fight, and his wrapped hands looked like the talc counter at Boots. Naive and stupid I know but I said nothing at the time. Lesson learned!
colin s.t.b.a morton
Posted: 2007-02-02 19:33:48
i was ko'd in my first fight 2, but the guy was huge n ripd lol and i was fat, i get your point and i do agree, but the ref said nothing 2 the fighter is all i meant i do agree with what you said tho. :D
Posted: 2007-02-03 04:45:49
Hows the hotels coming along Gary? :)
This will directly affect my ticket sales from this neck of the woods! :)

Can you mail me when you have details. Ta mate!
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-02-03 05:26:59
Hi Noi, You have mail mate, sorry about the delay!

Anybody else wanting to book rooms if staying over for the event, please let me know asap to ensure getiing the group rate.

4 weeks tomorrow, not that I'm counting.
Posted: 2007-02-03 06:37:35
ill just bunk in with dean nice to meet you again gary, met yu at wolverhampton show when you was talking to dean, ill be coming up with dean and tony, give the love/music machine some friendly help and keep him focussed before the fight while tony is reffing!! cu all there.
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-02-03 10:47:25
Hi Wainey, are you going to come up with Dean on the Sat or with Tony on the Sunday?
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-02-03 17:16:43
I'll be at the Caledonian Interclub at the Griphouse tomorrow (Sunday from 2pm), so if you've asked me for tickets or flyers and can make it, it will be a good time and place to meet up!
Posted: 2007-02-03 17:25:42
i will be there will get flyers of you gary

craig t
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-02-03 17:30:43
No worries Craig, I've got tickets for you and Alan here as well.
dean jay
Posted: 2007-02-04 03:57:49
really looking forward to fighting on the show and fighting john, i have seen him fight before in wolverhampton against reece, the same show that i had my first fight, so it was a while ago. never been to a show in scotland but heard great things about the last pos so cant wait.

well done guys for putting together such a great show.

oh yeah and wainey will be coming up with me on the day before, tony is going to be coming down on the day, due to work committments. he best make it there in time other wise all the pressure is on you wainey!! lol
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-02-04 12:40:29
I didn't think you'd show your face on this thread Ja! I've not posted those flyers yet mate, but will do tomorrow.

Got the second allocation of tickets today, so anybody waiting on a batch will hopefully have them in a few days. Get the numbers into me asap if you haven't done so already. Remember its reserved seating so the later you leave it the more limited your seating options will be.

Also, if you haven't already done so, can fighters send me a full length picture and worte a brief profile of:

Fight Record
Anything Else Relevant.

Posted: 2007-02-04 15:45:32
"Good match with Tommy and Andrew Henderson, Tommy s excellent technique and power against the toughness and experience of the Jinja Ninja, good luck Tommy, sure you ll do the job mate!!
Also good luck to all the dinky ninjas, John Cullen and Dom Mcpadden!"

Cheers for the good wishes Davy,

Id like to say good luck to Hilarious Macksimus and Stevie Miekle.
Posted: 2007-02-04 15:58:15
"Nice video, but i thought the little guy was pretty lucky, must have been good editing! :P"

Listen O Brian im above responding to the jibes of an albino midget with a gammy neck.
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-02-04 16:36:39
LOL! Right, thats it Totty Lugs, me and you in the griphouse this time next week, we'll settle this with a no stand-up hugfest! If you're too scared just make up a good excuse like leaving the country! :P Anyway, you would think a leprecon like you would be able to spell O'Brien right!
Posted: 2007-02-05 17:05:27
these ears are like a disablilty, they should come with free parking, im sure the chicks in japan will like them.

what are you the grammar police, im sure there are a few obrians out there, i have yet to see a leprecon though. Come across Leprechauns all the time though.

prediction for the 8 man
Craig Jose by armbar, heard it hear first.

Posted: 2007-02-06 09:28:53
gary it looks like im coming up the day before with dean! haha lol, dean did i get a choice????? no pressure on me mate, ill have my mars bars at the ready and surely a macdonalds lol jus kiddin my bad!!!! see you there gary mate the day before.
Gary D
Posted: 2007-02-06 09:40:54
Has anyone heard from Sneddon? where's he training in thailand?
Posted: 2007-02-06 09:51:17
il be there cheering you on dj, i get back on the 2nd. its gonna be ace
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-02-06 13:40:44
LOL Maccavelli! BTW, did you see the comment posted on the POS highlight on youtube about your reaction?

If i don't see you before you go have a good one in Japan, "o daiji ni"!

Cool Wainey, should I try and get Dean on earlier so he can catch the McD's in the Shopping centre before it shuts? LOL

I haven't been in contact with Alex for a couple of weeks, but my spy's tell me he was moving about but is back in Fairtex Bangplee now. I got worried after his blog stopped before New Year, but I'm sure he'll be fine, think he is back in about a week and a half.

Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-02-06 15:59:58
Had a few people asking me about Ringside tickets, but hadn't confirmed, so if you need any secured let me know asap as they are now starting to go quite quickly.
Posted: 2007-02-06 16:58:20
would just like to say a massive good luck to john dick on his first A class fight,he is getting stronger with every fight,and taking something away with him every time win lose or draw,i know u can do it mate.
Posted: 2007-02-07 04:36:06
Gary: Has Mr Weston been in touch with you about raising money for K4C on this event?
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-02-07 05:59:58
No mate, but we're planning on doing something anyway!
Posted: 2007-02-07 06:10:16

Whats the latest you need to know to confirm hotel bookings?
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-02-07 06:29:16
Just keep me updated as things change when you know, its easier to add or remove a couple of rooms in the last week than it is to try and change a big block. I'm aiming to give them a better idea by the weekend, so if you can give me an idea on Friday that would be ideal, then we can alter it.
Posted: 2007-02-07 08:55:46
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-02-10 04:13:25
Can anyone wanting rooms booked let me know asap?

Also had a few changes to the lineup, but still looking good! Greg Melville has had to pull-out, so it is now:

Chris Shaw (Wossobama - Scotland) Vs. Gürkan Yalcin (Belgium) 70kg
Posted: 2007-02-10 04:28:31
Jeeeeeeees thanks Rich.........Im so busy with Master Skens at the mo.....

So would poS like to be involved in the project??

If so drop me a mail and im sure we can get something sorted..!!
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-02-10 05:28:11
Hi Rich, hope your getting well! We'd be happy to help, I think its a great cause, I'll email you now!
Posted: 2007-02-10 06:00:07
Michael Dicks to win the 8 man.

Dean James to WIN.

Rab Burt to WIN.

Rung to WIN.
Posted: 2007-02-10 08:48:47
Can't wait to see john dick and john cullen in action again! Good luck to stevie in the 8 man tournament.
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-02-10 14:24:55
Rdouble, did you get my email, sent it to the K4C one?
Posted: 2007-02-11 20:47:08
3 weeks out - good luck to Gary and John in the final prep weeks. See you soon for a great event.
Guy Paret
Posted: 2007-02-12 10:01:11
Gary just started a unlucky & lucky week with a few drop-outs and a few very nice additions to the 8 -man tournament. THe Tourny will look even closer from tommorow on!! More news tommorow i am shure.

Good luck with the show Gary and hope your troubles are over and will if they accure result every time in something bigger,greater!!

Posted: 2007-02-12 10:07:15
All the best for the show Gary,see you this weekend.Take care
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-02-12 13:03:24
Cheers Pisand see you soon mate!

Thanks Master Sken, looking forward to Sunday!

Thanks Guy, yeah, had a few changes to the lineup, but really happy with the changes and will confirm all soon!
stevie nisbet
Posted: 2007-02-12 13:16:19
you got the aftershow party arranged yet gazza
Posted: 2007-02-12 13:26:52
now we're talkin :p
stevie nisbet
Posted: 2007-02-12 13:28:11
i wanna see john obrien hammered and dancing like my grandad
stevie nisbet
Posted: 2007-02-12 13:45:06
Liam R
Posted: 2007-02-12 14:12:49
u know after a few beers all ur gonna hear is Deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaanooooo
stevie nisbet
Posted: 2007-02-12 14:42:30
u know after a few beers all ur gonna hear is Deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaanooooo got beat on points
liam badco
Posted: 2007-02-12 15:19:30
Stevie i will bet with you £40 quid on the James dean fight and £40 on the Cadden vs Rung fight.

Cadden is lookin best ive seen him for a good while Rajasak has saved him a bit of ££ and a trip to thailand and is working with him on some wicked techniques and gameplans for the demise of Rung....which will be a shame cos hes a nice guy and a right laugh but i hope he gets decked. (even more so that he was wishing the guy im fighting luck and not me) :-)
Heard Rung has been back to Thailand to train for this. what gym is he at?
Posted: 2007-02-12 16:36:42
Yea Liam H i will be you £40 that Dean James wins.......oh that dosent work does it!!??
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-02-12 17:29:43
I'm on it Stevie!
Muaythai King
Posted: 2007-02-12 21:35:56
Dean James by stoppage.
Guy Paret
Posted: 2007-02-13 03:20:01

Thai Boxing 176 Times Win 129 Times ( 25 by KO )
Lose 40 Times
Draw 7 Times
Ranked N°2 Lumpini Stadium 2000

So, Gary did a great job indeed adding Thongtchailek to the tourny. Somphod Thotla withdraw from the tourny was bad news but adding Thongtchailek is just great and i think the other fighters will have to consider him as the man who could take the winning spot in the end.

But as i heard yesterday, Gary is coming with some more great news during the day so.. Stay on ax, do not go to work, do not eat, no sleep because some news will be in every moment now!!

Stay Tuned!!

liam badco
Posted: 2007-02-13 03:35:54
i doubt he will win Rudolf has already beat him!
Guy Paret
Posted: 2007-02-13 04:12:45
Well, he beated guys like DIDA DIAFAT & KARIM SAADA so he's the works allright.. I would not under estimate the man..
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-02-13 04:16:29
Thats right Liam, Rudolf gave Thongtchailek a bad cut in the 3rd that made the Doc stop it, which to be honest I think adds to the mix, as a bit of history between the fighters could add to the draw.

I should be confirming the lineup today hopefully!
Liam R
Posted: 2007-02-13 04:31:43
Good luck to Mr.C and i hope craig jose or michael dicks get the win for england! Standard procedure DJ music machine.
Posted: 2007-02-13 05:34:25
I would bet £1000.00 Dean James would win, I am that confident.
Gary D
Posted: 2007-02-13 05:53:13
To Liam:

I'll bet £20 ( I'm skint lol) Rung beats Cadden since nobody else is gonnay do it, gives me something else to look forward to with this fight? nothing against Mr Cadden
Liam R
Posted: 2007-02-13 05:56:26
no such thing as an easy fight, dean will be taking the fight very seriously, training hard and showing his opponent 100% respect will be a good fight looking forward to the whole show.
Posted: 2007-02-13 06:06:51
Liam R writes:

no such thing as an easy fight, dean will be taking the fight very seriously, training hard and showing his opponent 100% respect will be a good fight looking forward to the whole show.

Then Deano will hit the dance floor loke the pimped up dance music machine that he is..............................only to be overshadowed by Rich"lean back" weston and Tony "snake hips " Myers!

Posted: 2007-02-13 06:09:41
LOL....electric slide all over the place!!!!!!
Liam R
Posted: 2007-02-13 06:10:29
u just cum over that? your easily pleased 1 minute man i havent cum since jordan watson last fought lol (and not because i think he is fit, his oppenent wernt bad tho!)
liam badco
Posted: 2007-02-13 06:55:51
the bet comes as a 2 part deal sorry Gary.
Posted: 2007-02-13 07:45:16
I know we are all having a laugh but as Liam R said earlier,Dean is treating this fight and his opponent with upmost respect,Dean realises he has had some sucess in his early fights but he understands as does everybody in our camp that he is still at the very early stage of what we all hope to be a bright career.Dean has only fought 7 times so far,no interclubs or am fights so we still class him as a fighter in the very early stages of learning.Dean has got to where he has so far by being willing to learn and training very very hard....the last thing he would ever want to do is come across as cocky or arrogant.
We view every fight we take on as a 50/50 chance of winning so thats why we train so hard and try to learn and improve for every fight.Just wanted to clear up that Dean and his team are taking this fight very very seriously.
stevie nisbet
Posted: 2007-02-13 08:00:55
wont be talking your bet liam , im not much of a gambler, no doubt dean and johns fight will be good, im going with my mate john dick and hoping he will win, hes worked hard and is a tidy wee fighter, he canme through 5 rounds on sunday without a scratch and i wish him well. as for rung V richard of course your gonna back your man, good luck to him, i like richard hes a nice guy, but this time rungs actually trained, and training bloody hard, hes just back from a month in thailand, i dont hope that richard gets "decked" i didnt enjoy it the last time when kotsur stoped him, im not much of a fan of KO's, but i do hope he gets beat.
liam badco
Posted: 2007-02-13 08:09:33
never said i want to see him on the floor or being strechtered out did I??????????
Just hope he loses whether its by gettin sparked or by majority decsion hes fighting my stable mate and one of my best friends so im easy. and also was wanting to put some dosh in my pocket at the same time.
Although Rung will be fitter he will get a shock when he tries to push Cadden back this time and hes actually at full strenght
Posted: 2007-02-13 08:40:15
play, no play!


Posted: 2007-02-13 08:45:03
Liam R
Posted: 2007-02-13 09:27:42
quote of the year 2007 - 'rungs actually trained for this one'

ps liam u actually like cadden?

have to agree with that stevie ridiculous kos are for cage fighting fans a nice 50-47 is good for me.
Posted: 2007-02-13 09:31:15
(Liam H is just saying he likes him for the public he he)

liam badco
Posted: 2007-02-13 09:39:15
hes alright i suppose. And i am a fan of KOs just as long as they get up after and are ok......
stevie nisbet
Posted: 2007-02-13 09:40:06
liam R, that quote wasnt a dig, i got a call the day before the fight, rung hadnt been training but took the fight anyway, (money to buy nappies)
Posted: 2007-02-13 09:44:57
Poor Rung...I have a bag...but id hate to have to wear nappies....wish him well from me

liam badco
Posted: 2007-02-13 09:53:04
Id have shit myself aswell having to get into the ring with some one as ugly as cadden....
liam badco
Posted: 2007-02-13 09:54:38
Rung must have been light training though i watched the fight the other day and he didnt tire until the 5th round so he must have had a decent level of fitness cos to go 4 rounds at that pace is hard work.....I know he smokes aswell so he must have to train harder than most to go the distance.
stevie nisbet
Posted: 2007-02-13 09:58:35
he was knackerd by the third,
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-02-13 15:02:13
I've spoken to both Dean and John and I know they have a lot of respect for each other and are taking the fight very seriously. Whatever the result, I'm sure both will take a lot from it.

As I said before, I think the Cadden V Rung match will also be a cracker, missed the first encounter, but think both believe they weren't at there best and have something to prove, so looking forward to it!
Posted: 2007-02-13 15:09:30

The only 'training' Rung had for the last fight was his daily 2 mile jog home from work unlike Cadden who had been training for the biggest fight of his life. Oh, and shall i also mention Cadden weighed in a good 3 kgs heavier than Rung so come on boys, enough of the excuses, Rung won fair and square. Lets let that be the end of it.

Posted: 2007-02-13 15:24:55
No excuses Louise.
We weighed the same on the day at 6pm before the bout at the town hall,but that became academic as I admit, I did not win that particular fight, with all three judges giving it 49:48.... It was close....

I respect Rungs fantastic wealth of experience(200+ fights), and I would be a fool to step in the ring with such an exponent and not prepare myself properly.

However, given the situation, it was not ideal for either of us, and I dare say it will be a very different fight this time.

Every single fight I have I train like its "the biggest fight of my life".....I always put in 100% and never under-estimate my opponent, just ask any of the guys I train with!

I understand that you will obviously be protective of your fella, I wouldnt expect anything less. Thats true love for ya! :)
stevie nisbet
Posted: 2007-02-13 16:20:51
richard, i believe that you are about the only one who has said that, unfortunetely there have been others that have not given rung the credit he deserved for his fights last year,thank you richard your a good man and a good fighter, i look forward to the bout, and hopefully well meet up on sunday.


Posted: 2007-02-13 17:01:28
Thanks Richard, lets just let it rest and look forward to March as Rung is. As you say, I had to stand up for my man just as your mates are doing for you!
All the best (but Rung's gonna win!!)
Posted: 2007-02-14 00:38:18
we can agree to differ on that last point! :)
Liam R
Posted: 2007-02-14 04:15:11
last time was a great close fight regardless of either boxers condition so with both in top condition for this one should be a stormer good luck to both guys if i had to make a prediction i think noi might cut him, im definitely going to try sneak a picture of rungs legs this time though they are amazing
Posted: 2007-02-14 04:34:30
Anybody got a copy i can have of the last fight pleaseRich/Rung ...maby run me one for Sunday if they are going??

I would like to look at the last one before watching this clash...Noi is a good guy and a good fighter as said....if not a bit of a fairy he he!
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-02-14 05:07:56
Come on Liam R, leave the gay comments for Liam H's threads! LOL
Liam R
Posted: 2007-02-14 05:30:43
sorry i forgot u skirt wearers are 'gaying it up' enough! Might watch braveheart before i come to the show lol
Posted: 2007-02-14 06:25:51
"there gonna pick a fight"
Posted: 2007-02-14 08:47:02
rich i got the dvd of the show!
Liam R
Posted: 2007-02-14 09:32:17
gasp wainey u have so many dvds i need to borrow hook me up bro you racialist
liam badco
Posted: 2007-02-14 09:52:03
im not making excuses am I???? I was at the weigh in and the difference wasnt 3kgs either...he was slightly less.......If i had to chose to be unfit or not eat for nearly 2 days and then fight i know what id thats end of....
Posted: 2007-02-14 09:52:05
Wainey man dont give it to him he is a propper racialist....give it to me i like white people .
liam badco
Posted: 2007-02-14 09:56:41
as i said no excuses just facts......Rung werent fit Cadden was fucked and dehydrated...the arguement will be settled on the 4th.
stevie nisbet
Posted: 2007-02-14 10:53:23
just to clarify the weight issue i got the call on the Friday morning, when the weight was brought up i asked what weight the original fight was matched at 64kgs, fair enough, i asked what weight Richard was i was told he was sitting at 65kgs, so i asked if it would be OK to weigh them in at 65kgs, i was told no problem, when we arrived in Leeds at 5.30, we went straight to the weigh in, their was me Dave Jackson and Richard Cadden who weighed in spot on 65kgs, Rung weighed in about 62.2
Posted: 2007-02-14 13:58:05
cadden will win but will be good fun and not easy but i think he has it in him if fully fit.
liam badco
Posted: 2007-02-14 14:18:20
what gym is Rung from in Thailand??
stevie nisbet
Posted: 2007-02-15 11:46:55
hes been in a couple liam, he spent quite a while in samui, i think thats where he trained with rungsiam
Posted: 2007-02-15 12:07:15
yes stevie same camp rugsaim thats why i sayed good luck to him. i didnt mean to offend you liam but i obviously have.
liam badco
Posted: 2007-02-15 14:28:16
No offence was taken Rung i was joking about what i said.....English Humour isnt that great.
stevie nisbet
Posted: 2007-02-15 16:01:38
English Humour isnt that great, i dunno jimmy carrs alright lol
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-02-15 17:12:42
Stevie, you have mail about the POS2 Hoody's/T-shirts.
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-02-17 05:28:16
Only a couple of Ringside tables left, so if you're looking for one please get in touch!

Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-02-17 07:43:25
Sorry about the delay in getting the new lineup on here, been a hectic week. All the fights are again matched with 2 more new changes to be announced. Hoping to get them to Webdunk today.
Gary D
Posted: 2007-02-17 13:21:50
ahh the joys of promoting! lol
Posted: 2007-02-17 17:14:04
gary d did u gt my txt
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-02-18 01:39:06
About half way down the page I mentioned that Lloyd Cochran got nominated for Renfrewshire Sports Personality of the Year award, well it was last night and he done great and managed to win the title! This is especially good considering his competition, as almost 1/5 of all International Scottish Athletes competing at an Olympic/Commonwealth Games level come from Sport Renfrewshire. Well Done mate!
Gary D
Posted: 2007-02-18 01:39:21
no! what's up?
Gary D
Posted: 2007-02-18 17:20:14
Just back from Master Skens thank god Micheal Dicks wasn't hurt, never seen gary O'Brien so happy. roll on March 4th

Cant wait!!
Posted: 2007-02-19 02:53:58
Good to see Gary O'B, Dicksy, Craig Jose at Skens yesterday...not long now.

What are these changes to the line up?
Gary D
Posted: 2007-02-20 04:18:06
Whats changes have been made?
Posted: 2007-02-20 04:27:18
Whats the address & postcode of the hotel and venue....
My mate who's coming up wants to play with his new sat-nav! :)
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-02-20 04:42:31

Tried to post this yesterday, but here it is. The single bouts are all as on the website, but last week I had 3 call-off's in the 8to1 in 2 days. However, I'm very happy with the changes and might make things even closer.
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-02-20 04:55:17

Posted: 2007-02-20 05:30:55
Why has Alex Sneddon pulled out ?
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-02-20 05:43:12
Alex Sneddon pulled out last week, due to struggling to make the weight, as he can’t get it below 73kg just now.
Posted: 2007-02-20 05:46:10
Thanks for that, you said 3 call-off's in the 8 to 1, another being the Thai, so who is the other call off ?
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-02-20 05:54:20
As you know Thongtchailek has replaced Somphot, I think this is a great addition to the lineup and it’s also good that him and Rudolf have a bit of history. Kulebin had to pull out as he was supposed to be in London for a while, but his plans have changed and I understand that he will be going to Thailand for a bit, however, John Jarvis helped out again by securing another fighter from Kulebin's gym. Denis has a fight record of 87Fights, 76 Wins, 21 KO’s and usually fights around 65kg, so naturally a little heavier than Andrei and has a lot of experience.

I think these new changes will add to the mix and drama of the draw and really happy with the new lineup.
liam badco
Posted: 2007-02-20 06:11:20
must have been Andrei Kulebin hes been replaced by the other Belarus guy
Posted: 2007-02-20 06:16:28
Will Tim Thomas actually fight on this show after all his pull outs on other shows.
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-02-20 06:17:59
Thongtchailek for Somphot
Denis Varaxa for Andrei Kulebin
Tim Thomas for Alex Sneddon
Gary D
Posted: 2007-02-20 06:26:29
well done gaz that must heve been a nightmare, no drop in quality a rematch maybe with Lloyd and tim!
Liam R
Posted: 2007-02-20 06:35:08
this is gonna be very very interesting after the draw
Posted: 2007-02-20 06:40:58
When is the draw?
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-02-20 07:20:08
I had already put Tim on standby months ago and said if we had any home fighters pullout, he’d have first refusal, so I kept to my word on it. I understand the situation with Tim and other promoters isn’t good just now and understand why he is getting a hard time. I need to point out, that Tim not fighting on the other promotion had nothing to with us, we only approached Tim on Thurs/Friday last week (the week after he pulled out the fight with Michael Wakling). I have to admit that we had our concerns and I've spoken to some of the promoters/managers involved. It is not my place to comment on the other situations, but with only a couple of weeks to go we needed a good replacement. You’ve got to understand that tournaments are difficult to keep matched and to be fair, Tim and Jon have always been very professional with us, fighting on both of the shows I’ve promoted with John. Tim also really wanted to be involved and his involvement should add to the draw, with some good potential domestic fights.

The draw was done by BBC Radio Scotland last year the day before and Radio Scotland are also wanting to do more coverage of the event, as is Reporting Scotland on BBC 1, which will feature a 2min report after the event, so we might use the Radio angle for some pre-event publicity. We're also going over some options for doing it on the day at the start of the event, we'll let you know.
Posted: 2007-02-20 08:06:02
Shame Alex had to pull out, was looking forward to seeing his comeback.

Gary, please let me know when the dvd is ready as i'm not gonna get up for this one mate.

All the best,

Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-02-20 12:08:42
Poor show Dave, you know you want to! LOL I'm hoping to have the DVD by the start of April, but will keep you posted mate.
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-02-20 17:46:45
Has anyone here had any problems getting tickets from Ticketmaster? Had someone saying tonight they were having problems and I was having difficulty aswell. I'll get it sorted in the morning, but just to let everyone know that there are tickets available, so if you're having problems with Ticketmaster, get in touch directly.
Bill Judd
Posted: 2007-02-21 05:00:42
Good luck with the Event .
Posted: 2007-02-21 16:17:56
Any chance of 4 ringside seats and if so how much?
Don't want a full table mate, but figured that if you've still got a few tables left you might be interested in splitting them for smaller parties.
Let me know if you can do,
Liam R
Posted: 2007-02-22 04:06:10
saw cannaebebotheredtraining at skens i swear he is about 7 foot tall! K1 K1
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-02-22 05:09:06
Thanks Bill! I'm glad things are working out for your show at the weekend!

Dougie, thats not a problem, there are lots of people just buying a couple of Ringside tickets and we're just putting them together to make up the tables. What's the best way to get them to you? You can give me a call on the number on the flyer or email mate.

There is only a couple of tables left and the seating plan etc has to be ready for the caterers at the weekend, so make sure you book them before hand!
Posted: 2007-02-22 08:54:55
Thanks mate, that´s perfect.
I´m in Portugal just now until tuesday but I´ll definately take them.
I´ll give you a buzz either tuesday or wednesday when I´m home and if you can get them to Guy then cool, if not I can meet you to pick them up.
Thanks again
Posted: 2007-02-22 08:57:12
How much will they be?
Posted: 2007-02-22 10:38:59
not long now!!!!! gary is that hotel the same as where dean will be staying? just so i know where to program the sat nav to go? cheers mate.
Posted: 2007-02-22 13:43:58
Cheers Gary, and yes mate i would love to be at this one! Just can't persuade my boss that it's life or death as I was up last week for Pete & Reece Crooke's seminar at Bobby's. Actually, you didn't make it did you! Reckon you've probably got a few things on at the mo ;-) LOL

Speak soon, all the best...
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-02-22 14:19:11
Dougie, the Ringside are £50 each and other than the obvious there is a catered buffet and private bar etc., so the only reason for missing the action is going to the toilet or going to throw some money at the K4C stand! I’ve put them on hold for you now anyway. There really isn’t many more Ringside left, with a few tables getting taken up today, so let me know asap!

Yeah Wainey, everyone is staying there, so might be a bit of a riot after you all come back from the Afterparty!

Yeah, Dave, was gutted I missed it, but I can't guarantee being anywhere just now, but I'm sure I’ll see you soon. You got any more fights lined up?
Posted: 2007-02-22 15:35:09
cheers mate. well i got the monday off work aswell but i can t be too daft cuz its a long journey home!! cu there.
Guy Paret
Posted: 2007-02-23 02:44:07
I had a few questions ready for Thongchailek and he was so kind to take time to answer those with a big smile.
Only problem is that i have to translate now so will do that in a few hours time and post it very soon on and later here on ax to make you guys happy, well, i hope??

Posted: 2007-02-23 03:05:09
Thanks Guy
Posted: 2007-02-23 05:13:47
Keep them on hold mate, I´ll pay you as soon as I get back from Portugal.
Thanks again
Posted: 2007-02-23 05:49:16
Rudolf to win the 8 man, I trained with him in Thailand! He is incredible!
Posted: 2007-02-23 05:52:44
Saying that the Belarus doesn't look to be trifled with! They're generally pretty tough! Good luck to all! Don't over look the Slovakian ; )
Posted: 2007-02-23 05:56:17
What you should be saying is don't forget Dicks, he is the man, Belarus, Slovakian forget them, Dicks will dishevel all that is in his way.
Guy Paret
Posted: 2007-02-23 06:11:42
I personaly think the tourny is very even because of weight/level/power. The more skilled expirienced fighter will have to cope with the weightdifference making the tourny very interesting indeed and could go every way possible. I think the fact that Round 1 & 2 will be without elbows is an addition to the difficulty to pick a winner. The final with elbows could turn things around very fast again like last year with Nico Verresen. Showing why elbows are dangerous weapons even if weight is against you. So let's see what to think or hope for a first fight to have to most excitment in there.

Cochran vs Jose would be nice as being an short time rematch. Things learned and see how this work out in a tourny.

Thongchailek vs Duriga should be nice to see the two fresh and ready to get in to a rematch long wanted bye Thongchailek. (Read Interview later today)

Dicks vs TNT Thomas should take the powerhouse fighters in a clash that would be very interesting to see.

Meikle vs Varaxa as being the fight i do know not so much about yet so those should give a nice one as homecrowd will get behind Meikle and Varaxa will be ready to show he's up to it and a more than good replacement for Kuleibin. But what i heard is that Varaxa is the works so will big nice to watch closely!!

As for who will win etc.. Don't count on me on any predictions.. I hope the people that come over with us will do great offcourse and win if possible but just hope that everybody can show their best and show great sportmanship and fantastic fights to a very nice crowd. (Packed Breahead Arena would be an extra boost for all the fighters so you Scottish, be there!!)

Gary D
Posted: 2007-02-23 06:11:43
Michael dicks is the favourite to win but i honestly can't decide. most of them like to push forward and stay on top of ther opponents but anything can happen like last year i thot Lloyd would have made the final but he got cut with a clash of heads and the fight got stopped so you never know!
Posted: 2007-02-23 06:22:51
Dicks v Thomas would be interesting to see because Dicks would destroy Thomas with ease.
Posted: 2007-02-23 07:55:45
Not sure at the moment Gary, will definately fight on our next home show on 13th of May but wanna stay active so looking for one between now and then. My names out for a few shows but not heard back for any definate matches yet.

Maybe Myself and a couple of lads from our gym could fight on the next power of Scotland show ;-)

60kg's mate...
Posted: 2007-02-23 10:15:34
Gary O - Hey mate. What time are the day before weighins? At the Arena or hotel?

See you soon!
liam badco
Posted: 2007-02-23 10:21:11
cagewarrior not sure who you are but 2 things are clear to me.1 you hate Tim Thomas and 2. you like stealing my phrases......
Next time i ivent words im gettin some copyright on em.

Craig Jose will get far as long as he doesnt draw Dicks in the 1st round!
colin s.t.b.a morton
Posted: 2007-02-23 13:41:24
i saw craig fight lex easden even tho the fight was close craig didnt look anything specual i cant pic a winner it can go any way ither way its gona be a great show and looking forward 2 meeting every 1 on the day :Dxx
Gary D
Posted: 2007-02-23 15:21:43
PISAND when will you be arriving?
Posted: 2007-02-23 15:56:56
Gary D - we're on the Redeye, so we'll be landing at sunrise Friday morning.
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-02-23 17:30:42
I've got your tickets aside for you Dougie!

Your right Guy, you need a bit of luck in the tourny and although size is a factor, nico showed last year that its not a dciding factor, he was far lighter than any of them!

You mean Cochran Vs. Thomas Guy? The last fight was quite close, but I thought Tim was quite comfortable and Lloyd wasn't himself, I'm sure it'll be different this time and would make a good fight over 3 rounds. I think all the domestic fights would be interesting! When doing the matchmaking I deliberatly chose fighter that tend not to take a backward step, at least stand their ground if not go forward constantly, and it'll be great to see how dominates the attacking position, I think this will be a key factor in most of the fights!

Good luck staying active Dave, keep in touch and we'll see what we can do, we'll hopefully be announcing our next show next week at the show, so watch this space, since your not coming! LOL
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-02-23 17:37:27
I think Craig Jose will surprise some folk, he is tough as boots and I think he's under-rated as a fighter and definitly has the size advantage! I think it'll be interesting how he deals with cutting that weight, but we'll find out when he gets in the ring!

Pisand, the weigh-in will be in the hotel from 6-8pm, same as last year.

There are a few people flying in around 7 & 8pm, so we will stay till everyone is weighed-in and we will also record the weigh-in as well as have the usual witnesses for anyone coming late.

I'll see you on Fri, Pisand! I think Guy is picking you up, if not I'll get you mate, but I'll catch up with you later anyway. Do you have any plans for your short? Rudolf is coming over on Wed, so I'm going to try and get some stuff for him to do, so you might want to tag along on Fri, if your not to tired etc.
Posted: 2007-02-23 18:35:10
gary d i'l fone you tommorow
Posted: 2007-02-23 21:54:28
Thanks Gary, we'll look for Guy or you. So I guess the limo stocked with Lagavulin and John wearing his kilt and singing Neil Diamond are out? ;)
We'll see how Friday goes, but email me your ideas.
Scott Robinson
Posted: 2007-02-24 07:25:50
Dicks has already beat Thomas before although it was a little while ago and both fighters have improved a lot since then. Thomas beat Cochran recently but i think Dicks will be too strong and i think he'll win the whole thing. Dont know anything about the thai fighter but you can never really right them off.
Good Luck Dean James aswell looking sharp!
Guy Paret
Posted: 2007-02-24 08:04:22




1. Hi Thongchailek, is everything ok?
- Yes, despite the cold. I have to say Thailand is a bit warmer! (LoL)

2. Could you tell us a bit on your life here up until now?
- Life in Thailand is hard. Since I was a little boy there was thaiboxing in the family. I guess it’s easy to figure out why I went that way as well. I started at the age of 5 and my first fight was at 9. I have considered and planned a life outside of Thaiboxing, but I keep missing it and then I need to get back into that ring. I became n° 2 at the age of 27 in Thailand.

3. Did you have a lot fights in Europe?
- About 3 times. With nice memories. It’s kind of fun fighting here, different than Thailand!

4. Who were the European opponents?
- Well-known guys like Karim Saada, Tarik Benfik , Dida Diafat and Rudolf Duriga. I won from the first three, Dida was in Thailand but I lost from Duriga when he hit my forehead and it opened up.

5. Who do you look up to?
- Farid Villaume & Petrosian are my European favourites. In the boxing world THE legends are Mike Tyson, Marven Hagler and Sugar Ray Leonard!! Anuwat rocks in Thailand!

6. You travel to Scotland, 4 March, for the prestigious tournament POWER OF SCOTLAND 2 in Glasglow. A -67kg tournament with quite some good fighters in that class. Do you know your opponents?
- I only know Rudolf Duriga to tell the truth.

7. Didn’t you fight each other before? Duriga is one of the favourites to win the tournament.
- Yes, last year in Bratislava, in February.

8. How did the fight go?
- In round 1 and 2 it went glorious for me. But in round 3 I was too relaxed and Rudolph got me there! With an elbow blow to the head I was injured. The corner people cleaned it well, and stopped the bleeding, but the ref stopped the fight. Well, that’s thaibox I guess.!! lol

9. So you must be eager to fight Duriga in the tournament now, to set things straight?
- Yes of course, that would be great. Despite the fact we’ve been training together in Korat (TH), I’d really like to fight him again now!!

10. Message to your opponents on 4 March?
- May the best win!!

11. Maybe something for the crowd in Scotland as well?
- Everybody told me that the crowd in Scotland is great. Always warm and supporting with lots of respect for all the fighters. I’ll try to do my very best not to disappoint them!
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-02-24 15:16:28
LOL Pisand! The Limo is just for Mark, you're getting a taxi!

Thanks for that Guy, looking forward to seeing him in action!

Just to let everyone know that the weigh-in will be 6-9pm next Sat in the Holiday Inn at Glasgow Airport.

But more importantly, the aftershow party is going to be in the popular new(ish) club in Glasgow, Karbon. Anyone with a Fighter/Cornerman wristband, or a Ringside Wristband will get free entry. Anyone with a Standard Wristband will get Half Price entry. Hopefully we'll get a good turnout and has the makings of a good night!

The new K1 Max star Murat Direcki, who just smashed Albert Kraus will again be coming over for our show with the Superpro team. So the aftershow party would be a good opportunity to meet him and the big names on the show!
stevie nisbet
Posted: 2007-02-24 15:51:30
wheres the club in glasgow gary,
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-02-24 16:12:49
There will be a map on the programme.Its just off Buchanan Street, between Borders and Princes Square, should be good!
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-02-24 16:13:22

Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-02-24 16:15:43

Posted: 2007-02-24 16:19:39
For you Bennets lmao.
stevie nisbet
Posted: 2007-02-24 16:28:17
youll have to enlightemn me, never heard of bennets im not from glasgow, is that like your local brian.
stevie nisbet
Posted: 2007-02-25 09:06:11
gary, is the clb eside the museum of modern art ???
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-02-25 09:41:07
No mate, the Museum is the building that says Royal Ex Sq, so just next to it, but need to enter at Ted Baker on the Princes Sq side!
Posted: 2007-02-26 04:35:34
Results anyone?
Liam R
Posted: 2007-02-26 04:38:10
ill swap you the results for the 3rd march lottery results
Posted: 2007-02-26 04:38:56
Sorry, mate said it was last night, now realise it wasn't! so obviously no results!!
Posted: 2007-02-26 12:09:48
Good luck with the show...was in Scotts shop and saw the belt, looks fantastic!
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-02-26 13:02:11

Thanks Jesse. Here is a little picture of the belt, not the best picture, but gives you an idea What boon got made up for us. I'll try and post a picture of the shorts tomorrow.
Muaythai King
Posted: 2007-02-26 13:27:11
Quick witted as ever Liam
colin s.t.b.a morton
Posted: 2007-02-26 14:08:15
nice gaz,cant wait for this show :)
Posted: 2007-02-27 02:19:06
Nice belt!

Last few days now.....
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-02-27 05:24:47
Spoke to some people at the Showtime show on Sunday, who had problems booking tickets on the ticketmaster website. If you are having any problems, please get in touch with John or i directly and we will sort out tickets for you. We have a couple returned by fighters, so have some good seats just now.

We had to submitt our final numbers and Ringside seating plan for the catering, but I have put another 3 tables in (plus another 2 seats avaialble at another table), so if anyone wants Ringside tickets, its not too late, but you need to let me know asap!
Posted: 2007-02-27 05:30:19
Karbon is just up an alley (sounding liek bennets) next to the shoe shop Office, once you walk through it you cant miss it.
Quite a nice club, except i nearly got thrown out for asking the bouncer if he'd farted :(
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-02-27 05:58:51
LOL, did he Fart though?

Can all fighters that have entrance music bring it to the weigh-in and give it to John Lamb the MC? This will help things on the day, thanks!
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-02-27 06:18:34
Or even better, email me the track your coming into and I'll send it to the DJ, he wants everything on his computers anyway.
Liam R
Posted: 2007-02-27 06:34:30
cant wait, this is a proper tournament under proper rules with proper fighters. 5 days come on
Posted: 2007-02-27 07:16:46
Really looking forward to this...
Making the trip up from York and can't fooking wait
paulo da silva
Posted: 2007-02-27 08:55:51
cant wait for this show.
the russian lad been training at our gym and looks very good.
Gary D
Posted: 2007-02-27 09:20:33
best line-up this year so far!
Posted: 2007-02-27 09:23:56

Tere will be a K4C stall at the show with a raffle including prizes from two two time world champions and one eight time world champion see you all there!
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-02-28 02:58:26
Glad you are all looking forward to it!

Rdouble, everything is sorted out with the Arena, hope it goes well!

I'm picking Rudolf up today and he has the belt and shorts, so might put a pic up later or might just keep you waiting till Sunday. I've got a few little pics and they look good.
Posted: 2007-02-28 03:06:07
GOOD luck with the show !!!!!!!

Respect Leif
Posted: 2007-02-28 03:35:48 sorting rooms??

I need one(kinda forgot)

can you email me for availability........cost etc

Cheers mate
Liam R
Posted: 2007-02-28 04:44:37
theres stacks of room on deans floor LMAO
Gary D
Posted: 2007-02-28 15:52:43
Is Rajasak from Bad Co. coming up?
Posted: 2007-02-28 15:54:05
he is.
he will be in my corner.
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-02-28 16:28:49
Thanks Leif!

Rich, you have mail!

LOL Liam, Yeah we had originally booked about 25 rooms, now we only have to book one, thanks Deano!

Picked up Rudolf today, very nice bloke! I have the belt and shorts now, they'll look good on Sunday. The belt is much cooler than the pic I posted, might get better ones if I can get time!

Not long now, no more injuries please!

Posted: 2007-02-28 16:34:03
Gary did you get my e-mail
Posted: 2007-02-28 16:42:04
What time is the weigh in on the day of the show?
stevie nisbet
Posted: 2007-02-28 16:49:35
between 6 and 9, in craig tabors living room yoda
Posted: 2007-02-28 16:57:03
Lol, Mr T paid me a vist at the club tonight and never cracked a light.
Is Wee (aye right!!) Paul weighing in the night before?
stevie nisbet
Posted: 2007-02-28 16:58:29
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-02-28 16:59:07
Yeah Craig I got it.

Yoda the weigh-in on the day will be 10:30-12am at the Arena.

Just to let you all know, I've had some tickets back, so got a few good seats on me just now.

BTW, did I mention we've got lasers, can't wait! LOL
Posted: 2007-02-28 17:00:17
Hay Yoda you know as mutch as me LOL
Gary D
Posted: 2007-02-28 17:10:56
cheers Mr C will be good to meet him!
Posted: 2007-02-28 17:26:12
WWW.KICKBOXINGSHOP.COM We are doing a shop on this show Twins, Sandee & Fairtex gear. Pay by cash, card or give us ya car keys haha
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-02-28 17:29:42
Are you coming up yourself Nige?
Posted: 2007-03-01 07:09:53
Addition to the fight card


This fight will be held in the carpark after the show
and will be fought under full Clydebank rules which is
brass knuckels and pick ax shafts, o aye and my step ladder lol

Cant weight for the show
Liam R
Posted: 2007-03-01 09:18:15
a cannae wait theres wads of room on the floor but.

been practising what u think?
Gary D
Posted: 2007-03-01 09:19:32
LOL Craig!
Posted: 2007-03-01 09:24:58
Theres gonna be afight with me and everybody i know.......cus nobody can tell me what hotel there in anh how there getting there and shit like that ................


Mr angry..

oh i i canne wait either
Posted: 2007-03-01 09:26:07
Do you know how angry receptionists in Scottish hotels get when you ask if they do a "full ENGLISH" breakfast????
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-03-01 09:29:04
We'll need tp here it for real on Sat Liam!

Rdouble, did you not get my email? Deano has just been off the phone and said to put you in with Wainey.
Jordan Calder
Posted: 2007-03-01 10:55:18
stevie nisbet
Posted: 2007-03-01 11:02:55
sounds like a good match tabor, just spoke to lip and she says she'll do my corner and give me a pre and post fight massage,
stevie nisbet
Posted: 2007-03-01 11:06:14
should be lil p
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-03-01 12:54:52
Had a few changes to the lineup in the last week.

Andy O'Brien stepping in for an injured Jinja Ninja. Mokhtar Daidi replacing his fellow Belgian Levon Akopian against John Douglas. Plus a change to the MMA fight with John Nicolson with him now being matched Paul Jenkins, which is attracting a fair bit of interest, with Paul having a ridiculous fight record of:

Total Fights: 89
Professional MMA Record: 33-29-5
Semi-Professional MMA Record: 2-3-1
Amateur MMA Record: 5-5-6

I'll post the running order just now!
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-03-01 12:57:11
1. Ritchie Hocking (NKT Paisley) Vs. Bjorn Charles (Team HTK - Belgium) C Class 71kg
2. Keiran MacKaskill (NKT Paisley) Vs. Alan McTavish (NKT Clydebank) C Class 54kg
3. Andrew O’Brien (NKT Paisley) Vs. Tommy Young (Caledonian) B Class 64kg

4. 8to1 Quarter Finals

8. John Douglas (NKT Paisley) Vs. Mokhtar Daidi (Belgium) B Class 67kg
9. Hilary Mack (Caledonian) Vs. Jennifer Martinez (France) A Class 53kg
10. John Dick (GTBA) Vs. Dean James (Pra Chao Suua - England) A Class 57kg
11. John Nicholson (Dinky Ninja’s) Vs. Paul Jenkins (Cardiff) MMA 77kg

12. 8to1 Semi Finals

14. Rab Burt (Base) Vs. Paul Grant (Sit Ayuthaya) A Class 70kg
15. Paul McVeigh (Dinky Ninja’s) Vs. Said Mohamed (France - Team Haute Tension) MMA 61.2kg
16. Rung (Thailand/Scotland) Vs. Richard Cadden (Bad Co. - England) A Class 63.5kg

17. 8to1 Final

18. John Cullen (NKT) Vs. Marc De Luca (USA - Sit-Kangmongkorn) B Class 63.5kg
19. James Doolan (Dinky Ninja’s) Vs. Jamie McKenzie (Freestyle Fighters) MMA 61.2kg
20. Chris Shaw (Wossobama) Vs. Gürkan Yalcin (Belgium) B Class 72kg
Posted: 2007-03-01 13:00:38
Gary is it ok for Alan McTavish to weigh in on satarday
if not sunday will be fine

Craig Tabor
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-03-01 13:05:48
Sorry Craig, Keiran walks about about 53kg, so he'll already be lighter, thats why we arranged it for on the day. However, it would be good for you to bring him along on Sat so we can get the medical over and done with.

We can do the medical on the day if its a problem, but it would be much easier to do it on Sat. We're going to the expense of arranging 2 doctors, so that we don't have delays between fights, as its a long show as it is! last year Ian broke his leg and obviously the Doc had to spend a lot of time with him. Hopefully this should result in a very smooth flow of fights!
Big Martino
Posted: 2007-03-01 14:05:07
what happened to the willie Kirkwood bout ?
Gary D
Posted: 2007-03-01 16:04:57
What a line-up! gettin really excited good luck to all fighters especially all the Scottish lads.
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-03-01 16:16:16
Forgot about Dom and Wllie's fight, off due to injuries, probably a good thing, as the card is still big. But hopefully with the extra doc and a couple of MMA bouts in there it should be quite quick!
Posted: 2007-03-01 16:47:18
Sorry to hear about Andrew Henderson having to call off. I was looking forward to seeing him back in the ring. Gritty gutsy lad. Hope to see him again soon.

Great news that Andrew O'Brien is replacing him. I honestly think that he is one of the most stylish fighters in Scotland, and Tommy has a similar approach. I reckon this will be one that will please the purists.

Wishing everyone a safe journey to Scotland, and an injury free day
Posted: 2007-03-01 16:54:58
Gary thats fine will be over on satarday for the medical any way

Craig Tabor
Big Martino
Posted: 2007-03-01 16:58:13
sorry to see the willie K fight off.

that would have been a war.
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-03-01 17:08:41
Sorry, ignore the weight changes, I was only fixing the weights, the only fight that is different to before is Ritchie and Bjorn asboth are growing lads and are now weighing in at 72. Rab and Paul is 72kg, so i think this is right:

1. Ritchie Hocking (NKT Paisley) Vs. Bjorn Charles (Team HTK - Belgium) C Class 72kg
2. Keiran MacKaskill (NKT Paisley) Vs. Alan McTavish (NKT Clydebank) C Class 54kg
3. Andrew O’Brien (NKT Paisley) Vs. Tommy Young (Caledonian) B Class 64kg

4. 8to1 Quarter Finals

8. John Douglas (NKT Paisley) Vs. Mokhtar Daidi (Belgium) B Class 67kg
9. Hilary Mack (Caledonian) Vs. Jennifer Martinez (France) A Class 53kg
10. John Dick (GTBA) Vs. Dean James (Pra Chao Suua - England) A Class 57kg
11. John Nicholson (Dinky Ninja’s) Vs. Paul Jenkins (Cardiff) MMA 77kg

12. 8to1 Semi Finals

14. Rab Burt (Base) Vs. Paul Grant (Sit Ayuthaya) A Class 72kg
15. Paul McVeigh (Dinky Ninja’s) Vs. Said Mohamed (France - Team Haute Tension) MMA 61.2kg
16. Rung (Thailand/Scotland) Vs. Richard Cadden (Bad Co. - England) A Class 63.5kg

17. 8to1 Final

18. John Cullen (NKT) Vs. Marc De Luca (USA - Sit-Kangmongkorn) B Class 63.5kg
19. James Doolan (Dinky Ninja’s) Vs. Jamie McKenzie (Freestyle Fighters) MMA 61.2kg
20. Chris Shaw (Wossobama) Vs. Gürkan Yalcin (Belgium) B Class 72kg
guy caledonian
Posted: 2007-03-01 17:13:25
From guy at the griphouse - it's been a blast watching you guys, and 1 girl, train your hearts out over the last few months. its been worth mopping up the blood and sweat each and every time. So to paul, james, john nic, hil, stevie, tommy, and all your bruised and battered training partners, all the best for sunday, you have truly been an inspiration to me. Fight fair, fight hard, and don't let anybody get in your way.
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-03-01 17:16:03
BLZbub, yeah shame about the Ninja, he had put on a lot of weight on with his time out and still has a lot to go, but had got it down to 67 last week and was on course for a good comeback, but hopefully we've not seen the last of him in the ring! We felt bad asking Andrew O'B to step in again, but he is a good replacement, he's always in decent shape and has good technique so will be a nice fight.

Any final predictions?
chris wossobama
Posted: 2007-03-01 17:31:08
Can't wait till sunday... Line up looking good...
Raj Singh
Posted: 2007-03-01 18:30:06
Andrew Vs Tommy sounds like a great fight!
Posted: 2007-03-01 20:14:52
Go Mr. C!! the deed!
colin s.t.b.a morton
Posted: 2007-03-02 00:32:01
good luck 2 every 1 on sunday, andy said it b4 your a warrior for taken the fight at short nottice youv been lookn good in training good luck budy :D x
Posted: 2007-03-02 02:14:17
One helluva line up!!!!!
Looks like one of the "super-shows" they do in Holland!!!!

I cant wait.

Cheers Atreiu
colin s.t.b.a morton
Posted: 2007-03-02 02:19:00
i dnt beleave wat i just heard on the radio weather report :( fookn better not be :(
Posted: 2007-03-02 02:28:52
wot wot wot!!!!!!
Posted: 2007-03-02 02:29:29
Glorious sunshine here in Yorkshire....
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-03-02 02:56:53
Don't even say the S word, I'll have a break down!
colin s.t.b.a morton
Posted: 2007-03-02 03:12:16
snow in the hill's but i doubt well see any it was radio 1 news weather :D
colin s.t.b.a morton
Posted: 2007-03-02 03:15:11
DOH! my puter crashd gaz i didnt see your post we wont get any its up nevis range way :D
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-03-02 03:25:31
You're getting a kicking for that when I see you!
colin s.t.b.a morton
Posted: 2007-03-02 03:27:26
lol soz gaz iv kickd myself for it :P
Posted: 2007-03-02 03:35:15
All the best to the Caley MT Fighters, Hilary, Tommy & Stevie.
I'll be shouting you on until I lose my voice.
Chok Dee

P.S £20 says Tommy Young wins by stoppage, any takers?
colin s.t.b.a morton
Posted: 2007-03-02 03:41:42
1. Ritchie Hocking (NKT Paisley) Vs. Bjorn Charles richie ponts
2. Keiran MacKaskill (NKT Paisley) Vs. Alan McTavish kierin tko
3. Andrew O’Brien (NKT Paisley) Vs. Tommy Young andy points

4. 8to1 Quarter Finals

8. John Douglas (NKT Paisley) Vs. Mokhtar Daidi (john by stopage
9. Hilary Mack (Caledonian) Vs. Jennifer Martinez hil points
10. John Dick (GTBA) Vs. Dean James i hope john by points
11. John Nicholson (Dinky Ninja’s) Vs. Paul Jenkins i hope john but i cant say

12. 8to1 Semi Finals

14. Rab Burt (Base) Vs. Paul Grant rab ko
15. Paul McVeigh (Dinky Ninja’s) Vs. Said Mohamed paul by any thing he wants
16. Rung (Thailand/Scotland) Vs. Richard Cadden rung points but i wont be surprised if rich wins

17. 8to1 Final

18. John Cullen (NKT) Vs. Marc De Luca john tko
19. James Doolan (Dinky Ninja’s) Vs. Jamie McKenzie (james d ko
20. Chris Shaw (Wossobama) Vs. Gürkan Yalcin cant say dnt know much about gurkan
Gary D
Posted: 2007-03-02 04:24:27
Andy Vs. Tommy's going to be an exciting fight i can see it being non stop action, like Andy said he's the super-sub
Liam R
Posted: 2007-03-02 04:55:20
I heard that about Snow on radio 1 lmao
Gary D
Posted: 2007-03-02 05:05:41
I feel sorry for the next person to mention that lol.
guy caledonian
Posted: 2007-03-02 05:16:24
the usa have arrived... picked up stephen strottmeyer and mark diamond heart de luca from airport,good to see them back in the uk, keeping the bond across the pond.
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-03-02 05:52:58
Liam, I'm going to make you miss you're flight to Thailand for that!

Guy, I can here the sounds of Neil Diamond already! See you soon guys.

Just noticed another mistake above, Chris Shaw Vs. Gürkan Yalcin should read 70kg. As I said, only change in weight from the original was Ritchie and Bjorn!
Posted: 2007-03-02 06:03:13
hey Guy say hello to Mark from me....!
Posted: 2007-03-02 06:27:39

its ok got the hotel sorted.....looks nice
Posted: 2007-03-02 06:34:01

Dave Croft
Posted: 2007-03-02 06:42:27
Before its too late I'll just add my support to Mr Cadden. In fact if he wins I promise to push Rdouble round for a week in his wheel chair.
Posted: 2007-03-02 06:49:43
Good luck to all the Caley fighters on this week-end and also good luck to the Dinky Ninja's, kick ass.

And to Rich Cadden good luck mate kick ass and win.
Posted: 2007-03-02 11:17:53
Good luck to all,love Supergym x x
Posted: 2007-03-02 12:49:23
good luck john cullen
Peter Finnigen(finnie)
Posted: 2007-03-02 13:37:19
Posted: 2007-03-02 13:42:58


Posted: 2007-03-02 13:56:47
Good luck Caly and Dinky Ninja fighters, IMO i think Tommy will just be too good for Andy O Brien although i know O Brien is more experienced, also think Hilary and Rab Burt might be too strong for their opponents as well. I dont know any of the foreigners in the 8 man but of the 5 british guys i have seen i think Michael Dicks is in a different league from the rest, i honestly think Jose is the only one that would test him but you never know in a tournament situation. Think Cadden v Rung and De Luca v John Cullen are almost too close to call and could go either way. Just my opinion.
colin s.t.b.a morton
Posted: 2007-03-02 16:09:59
MONE LLOYD :P seriousley good luck 2 every 1 this show is world class john n gaz youv done a amazing job puting this 2gether thanks :D
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-03-02 17:00:59
Nearly there and everything is going well, its going to be a great day! The rest of the away fighters will be coming to Glasgow tomorrow, so have a good journey and hopefully a good weigh-in tomorrow night!

We're going to be making the draw live at the start of the event, that way everyone can see that its fair and will add to the drama of the draw!

There should be tickets on the door if people are waiting till the last minute, but I would advise coming directly to us at is cheaper, but only if its more than 2 tickets.

Getting excited now!!!
Gary D
Posted: 2007-03-02 17:43:20
great idea having the draw made live i bet everyone will be on the edge of their seats!! Does anyone know if Liam harrison has found someone to take up his bet lol?
Posted: 2007-03-02 19:35:29
Gary just to just to let you konw it's Alan MacTavish and not Mctavish lol only found that out the night
Posted: 2007-03-03 05:10:46
Just setting off from sunny Yorkshire....
See everyone up there.

Good luck to everyone! :)
Posted: 2007-03-03 05:26:20

good luck with it all gary :)

have told Cath to ask about for you , look forward to reading it all

Gary D
Posted: 2007-03-03 10:58:09
hope everyone has a gd weigh in see u all there.
Muaythai King
Posted: 2007-03-03 12:01:15
What time does this shin-dig kick off?
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-03-03 16:59:29
1pm doors, 2pm first fight!

Weigh-in went quite well, only Gürkan Yalcin failing to make the weight, so Chris Shaw's fight won't be on. If any 72kg fighter out there fancies a fight with Gürkan tomorrow, give me a shout, worth a try! LOL

This is going to be amazing!
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-03-03 17:04:21
Did I mention there is lasers! LOL
Muaythai King
Posted: 2007-03-04 03:20:21
Well if there is lasers then I'll defo be
Looked out the window this morning and NO snow. Big man upsatirs must be looking after you this time around Although last year the journey through to Glasgow was a hell of a laugh with the snow - this journey wont be the same :-(
Muaythai King
Posted: 2007-03-04 03:20:22
Well if there is lasers then I'll defo be
Looked out the window this morning and NO snow. Big man upsatirs must be looking after you this time around Although last year the journey through to Glasgow was a hell of a laugh with the snow - this journey wont be the same :-(
Posted: 2007-03-04 03:36:42
All the best Gary and the Team,I know how hard it is to organise the show.Sorry I can not be there.Please say Hi to Thongchailek Tor.Silachai for me,he fought on my show before,he is very good fighter and very humble person.
Peter Finnigen(finnie)
Posted: 2007-03-04 04:36:09
ALL THE BEST TO O'B PROMOTIONS Weather looking good no S_ _ W. 3 1/2 HRS TO GO
Posted: 2007-03-04 06:05:57
Good luck to each and every fighter competing today. Best wishes.

ps. cannae wait:-)
Posted: 2007-03-04 17:51:59
Any results??
Posted: 2007-03-04 17:55:12
Zebedee, check out the other threads. "Power of scotland results" and "POS."
Posted: 2007-03-04 19:00:34
Just have.....its late!!! :)
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