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RIP Nampon: The Knee Flogger of Buriram Province

In the sunny and shady kingdom of Thailand, old kickboxers never die; they just fade away. Yes, it’s been an awful month for the noble art of Muay Thai. Another week goes by and yet another lofty figure from the golden era of the competitive sport goes up to the great gig in the sky. Nampon Nongkeephahuyut, the knee-flogging and leg-cracking superstar of the 80s and 90s, died on September 19 th after a long battle with lung cancer and tuberculosis.
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