OKMULGEE, Okla. – Professional Fighter Sampson Tabbytite (Mvskoke/Kiowa/Comanche) visited with Mvskoke Media’s Gary Fife on the new livestream Youtube podcast, Emvpanayv. Tabbytite last spoke with Mvskoke Media during a Mvskoke Radio show broadcast in April.
According to Tabbytite, he has had five winning fights since then, including his last one at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center in New York in November.
“It was my first time traveling that far and being flown out,” Tabbytite said.
Tabbytite gained his victory by decision, gaining him the Freedom Fighter Promotions Professional USA 59kg Super Featherweight Muay Thai title. According to Tabbytite, the fight was a last-minute opportunity.
“My coach wanted me to be done for the year,” Tabbytite said. “He had hit me up on Tuesday asking me if wanted to fight in New York, and I was like, ‘New York?!’”
By that weekend, Tabbytite was flying to the Big Apple.
After competing locally for years Tabbytite claimed the atmosphere was a bit different. However he felt calm and collected, even with his opponent being a “hometown boy”.
“I didn’t have really big nerves or anything, I just felt comfortable,” Tabbytite said. “I think I have been getting more and more comfortable every time I fight.”
Muay Thai is a style of fighting that utilizes eight points of contact. This involves punches, elbows, knees and kicks. The name translates to “Thai Boxing” and is the national sport of Thailand. The sport has gained international popularity, and is practiced by fighters around the globe like Tabbytite.
Even with the New York fight being his first full-rules Muay Thai, Tabbytite’s comfortability led him to believe that he was ready to fight at a higher level.
Tabbytite does more than just discipline himself in Muay Thai, he also trains in kickboxing, jiu jitsu, and grappling.
Although he is taking the rest of 2023 year off, Tabbytite will continue to train daily at his gyms; Forza Combat Sports in Broken Arrow and Grappling Factory in Tulsa. Tabbytite plans to start his 2024 season in January.
To stay up to date on where to see Tabbytite fight, check out his Facebook page, Sampson Tabbytite.
Watch the podcast here where Tabbyitite discusses his victory and shows off his champion belts.