Inside The Mind of Muay Thai Champion “The Soul Assassin” Kevin Ross

Inside The Mind of Muay Thai Champion “The Soul Assassin” Kevin Ross

Kevin Ross is one of Muay Thai’s most recognisable faces. As well as being the current Bellator kickboxing featherweight champion, his achievements also include the Super light weight (140 pounds) WBC International championship Title, the Welterweight (147 pounds) WBC USA National championship Title, the FIDAM Welterweight championship of Mexico and the United States Muay Thai Federation Welterweight champion.

Kevin Ross also has a mentality like few others, even in such an alpha combat sport. Possessing an unbreakable warrior’s spirit, Kevin Ross has bounced back from some serious injuries in the last 10 years. Broken ribs, torn ACL and many other injuries have never stopped ‘The Soul Assassin’ from pursuing his career as a Thai boxer.

Wondering what drives a man like Kevin Ross to pursue his dream?

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Muay Thai champion and current Bellator featherweight kickboxing champion Kevin Ross. Photo credit: Muay Thaimes

Kevin Ross Tells Muay Thai Pros What Drives Him Beyond Pain to Succeed

Discussing the requirements of a champions mindset, Kevin Ross details his attitude towards fighting:

Kevin Ross: For someone to have heart in Muay Thai it’s all about that never say die attitude. No matter how high the odds are stacked against you, no matter the outlook or how many times you’ve been down, cut or hurt, you keep pushing and give it every ounce of yourself until that final bell sounds.

To me someone that has heart never changes how they fight, regardless of whether or not they are winning or losing.

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Kevin Ross: I think this is something you have or you don’t; however, I do feel that it can be strengthened, or weakened, through experiences. I think a big part of it for me can be credited to the fact that I got such a late start in the fight game, that and the fact it’s what saved me from alcoholism, and other things that would have inevitably cut my life short.

From the beginning it was all or nothing.

I would never hold back or short change myself. I’ve always felt I had so much more to prove of myself because I was so late to the game. Giving up was never even a consideration. I’ve always been an all or nothing. Which can be good or bad depending on the situation, my alcoholism being a negative one.

Well I’d say in life in general it’s about taking every opportunity, not just in the gym or in a fight, but in your everyday life, to work on your self-control. It can be something as simple as not eating that piece of chocolate. Now you know it won’t help you but will it hurt you? Probably not.

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Kevin Ross will star alongside Marcelo Garcia and Andy Souwer on June 16/17 in Denver, Colorado

I always say it’s 100% mental, because I don’t care how good your skill may be, if you don’t have it mentally than you don’t have it at all. Just like heart it’s something certain people are born with but regardless it can be strengthened or weakened through experience. Anyone can have the edge in skill but having the edge in the mental side is invaluable.

Can’t tell you how many unbelievably naturally gifted athletes I’ve seen that just couldn’t get it together mentally, more often than not actually.

It goes along the same line of people that are born with talent usually lack in a lot of other areas because they never had to work for it. It’s like being a spoiled little kid, one day it’s going to come back to haunt you whereas someone who has had to work for everything they’ve got will push through.

Exciting as always, Super Seminars is so ecstatic to have Kevin Ross as one of our coaches in Denver. Tickets available here!

Top Three Videos of MMA Fighters Sparring a Little Too Hard

Top Three Videos of MMA Fighters Sparring a Little Too Hard

Sparring, the age-old practise of getting in rounds before the big fight night. Sparring is useful for conditioning, timing, gameplans and muscle memory, sparring is used in combat sports at all levels. Regarding professional combat sports, things can get a little hairy during sparring sessions. When fighters train most of their lives to compete professionally, they often learn to use just enough in sparring as to not obliterate their training partners.

Some, however, do have the occasional war that goes a little too far. Since the expansion of social media hit, we have reels of footage available of sparring and training sessions. offering an in-depth look for their fans, fighters often release hours of training footage before fights.

First off, let’s take a look at the clip of UFC lightweight/welterweight Donald Cerrone accidentally knocking out his training partner at the gym:

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One of Cerrone’s go-to combinations in MMA-left hook to the body, right hand to the head followed by a switch head kick. Cerrone used this combo to demolish Rick Story. Cerrone’s unique striking style has seen him take brutal stoppage victories over ‘The Horror,’ Matt Brown, Yancy Medeiros, John Makdessi, Jim Miller and that poor SOB in the video above.

Next up is a video of prolific striker Uriah Hall:

And finally for Conor McGregor’s hard sparring with Paulie Malignaggi

Leading up to his August 2017 boxing clash with Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor got some serious rounds in. Sparring a number of different opponents, ‘The Notorious’ was hoping to scvore what would likely be the biggest upset in sporting history. Unbeaten and relatively untouched in 49 fights, Mayweather would eventually have his way with McGregor to make it 50-0.

There was some hype before the bout, ironically mostly surrounding McGregor’s rough sparring sessions with Malignaggi:

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