The Real Sagat: A Man with 450 Fights
This is the real-life Sagat. Did you know that the Street Fighter character was inspired by a real-life badass?
Sagat Petchyindee is a legendary champ of the golden era of Muay Thai. He holds 11 title belts in Muay Thai, kickboxing, and boxing with 150 KO wins in more than 450 fights and has been practicing Muay Thai for half a century.
Just like the boss in the game, Sagat is larger than life. He is a natural showman in the ring and has no fear of his opponent. At 62 years old, Sagat is still sprightly, playful, and ridiculously strong. He wants to keep fighting until he is 70.