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Jean-Claude Van Damme Signs On For A Real Fight

Holy crap! Remember when you were a kid and you thought Jean-Claude Van Damme was the baddest son-of-a-bitch on the planet? (Ok, at least I did) He would have kicked anyone’s ass if only he would get in a real fight to prove it. Well, if this report from K-1 Legend is accurate, he finally is, even if it’s 20 years too late.

…actor Jean-Claude Van Damme has signed to fight a professional Muay Thai fight in March 2010.

Van Damme’s opponent will be Somluck Kamsing, a 1996 Olympic gold medal winner in boxing hailing for Thailand. The fight will take place in Las Vegas and be contested under Muay Thai rules with five two-minute rounds. Kamsing has also reported that he will be paid in part based on broadcast revenue, so the fight will be aired in some way – no details yet if it will be on a network or PPV.

Holy crap again! How freakin’ awesome is this? Some people will make fun of it, say it’s stupid and ridiculous. I say best news ever.

HT: Bloody Elbow

Update: A few readers have brought it to my attention that Van Damme competed professionally before his movie career. Some of his old fights can be found on YouTube apparently. Sorry, I wasn’t aware.

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