Apparently, the tattoo artist somehow changed the first letter from one that had an "m" sound to one that had a "k" sound, making the phrase something like "Kuay Thai." While "Muay Thai" translates as "Thai boxing," "Kuay Thai" seems to roughly translate as "Thai penis." Vienot's legions of Thai-speaking fans quickly took to social media to inform him of the mistake.
Vienot, the reigning Superkombat middleweight champion, is one of the most highly regarded Thai boxers in the sport. He's one of the only foreigners to ever capture the Lumpinee Stadium championship, one of the two main titles in muay Thai. Hopefully, he'll be better remembered for those accomplishments than his tattooing mishap.
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