So It was Tuesday night at Sasiprapa USA Gym in Rancho Cucamonga. A place way out in the boonies. The Sasiprapa Crew were there under the leadership of Thakoon Pongsupha, the owner of Sasiprapa Gym in Bangkok. They were holding an open workout for the media to come, and take pictures of “Team Thailand” train.
“Team Thailand” consists of professional Muay Thai fighters (Rungravee Sasiprapa, Langsuanlek Sasiprapa, Sakkedao Petchpayathai, & Kaoklai.) I watched as Malaipet Sasiprapa, and Thakoon Pongsupha held pads for the four fighters from Team Thailand. After they were finished training, Thakoon Pongsupha, the owner of Sasiprapa Gym in Bangkok, graciously allowed me to interview his fighters Rungravee, and Langsuanlek.
It was so loud in the gym, I had to find a quieter place to interview these cats, so we ended up in a storage closet. They were probably looking at me, and wondering who this weird white guy was. Thanks again Gunn for translating for me. Talking to Rungravee without a translator would be like masturbating with a cheese grater. I was sucking up to Rungravee a little when I first met him because I really am a big fan of his. He’s a little powerhouse. Are encounter was short, and sweet. Let’s just say we didn’t get caught up in a long debate.
TMT: How did you get introduced to the famous Sasiprapa Gym?
Rungravee Sasiprapa Malaipet brought me to Sasiprapa before he came to California.
TMT: Is Malaipet your cousin?
Rungravee Sasiprapa Yes
TMT: I think your the only fighter on the card that isn’t fighting an American fighter. Do you have any comment on why you think that is?
Rungravee Sasiprapa I don’t know anything about the guy I’m fighting.
TMT: Do you think your opponent already knows that he is going to get his ass kicked?
Rungravee Sasiprapa I don’t know much, but I know I’m going to win.
TMT: If I ever go to Bangkok, can you recommend some places for me to check out in the Red Light District?
Rungravee Sasiprapa No I don’t like that stuff. I have girls already.
TMT: So your not a pervert like me?
Rungravee Sasiprapa No I have enough going for me.
TMT: Is the first thing you put in your suitcase your groin protector?
Rungravee Sasiprapa It’s one of many things I bring.
TMT: Have you been in any street fights, or any fights that were not sanctioned by an official governing body?
Rungravee Sasiprapa I had a lot of fights at school when I was a kid.
TMT: Did you kick everybody’s ass?
Rungravee Sasiprapa Yes, everybody
TMT: Are you currently cutting weight because I see you were wearing your suit to sweat, and you were draining water out of it?
Rungravee Sasiprapa I’m close