Famed promoter Sasan 古萨里 is someone who can claim to know more than a thing or two about the subject. His prolific experience in the field includes work on high profile shows like Thai Fight, Top King World Series, Kunlun Fight and the Buakaw-fronted series, 全明星大战.
古萨里, an Iranian with Kurdish roots, first arrived in 泰国 back in 2002 to compete in Muay Thai amateur competitions. He returned again in 2004 as a professional fighter, competing until 2007 when he hung up his gloves due to a lack of fights as a heavyweight.
By then, 古萨里 had fallen in love with the country and its national sport. He has remained in 泰国 to this day, where he wears various hats in the industry as a Muay Thai goods wholesaler, referee, matchmaker, 体育馆老板 和发起人。
古萨里 quickly built up a reputation as the go-to guy in the industry with a well-connected network of gyms and fighters. In one of his proudest moments, he relished his pivotal role in convincing global Thai boxing icon, Buakaw Banchamek to take up the much-publicised “Fight of The Century”在2015年对阵易龙。
经过了三个月的劝说，泰国巨星同意面对“shaolin monk” in the ring. 古萨里 recounts,
Taking a cue from professional wrestling giant WWE, 古萨里 believes that the recipe for success lies in dramatic storytelling. He wants fans to become personally invested in stories with characters they love and care about.
With his latest project Martialism Square (MAS), 古萨里 has taken a step towards realizing his vision. Held last November at the The Venetian in Macau, the new promotion raised many eyebrows with its headlining act featuring Yi Long against Korean giant Hong Man Choi.
古萨里 brought back no-holds-barred matchups reminiscent of UFC’在早期，体重训练课被抛到了窗外。在5’9” vs 7’3”，David vs Goliath的视觉吸引力再明显不过了。
The debut show received mixed reactions but it certainly caught the attention of the fight community worldwide. 马萨诸塞州 has been picked up 通过 Fox Sports Asia and 古萨里 is already working on the follow-up show. A much-rumored million dollar clash between Buakaw and Yodsanklai could also finally see light sometime in the near future on 马萨诸塞州. Fingers crossed.
There is no stopping 古萨里 who is intent on making Muay Thai a sport as successful as WWE and UFC. Taking inspiration from concepts of filmmaking, he discourses,