LOOK: Thai MMA fighter gives Pinoy opponent a gift ahead of fight
Thailand's Kritsada Kongsrichai, left, and Rabin Catalan of the Philippines exchange pleasantries days before their fight in Bangkok.
A common misconception about the fight game is that when two people are set to do battle inside the ring or the cage, they're supposed to have ill-will towards each other.
This, of course, has been proven to be false many times over.
Case in point: ONE Championship strawweight fighters Rabin Catalan of the Philippines and Kritsada Kongsrichai of Thailand.
Days before their fight at ONE: Warriors of the World in Bangkok, Catalan and Kongsrichai exchanged pleasantries, and Kongsrichai even gave some of the Pinoys a pre-fight gift and posed for some photos.
#ONEFightNight | Thai fighter Kritsada Kongsrichai gives Pinoy fighters Rome Trinidad and Rabin Catalan some shirts. Catalan and Kongsrichai will be fighting each other on Saturday. pic.twitter.com/maokqgDgBT— Santino Honasan🎈 (@honasantino) December 7, 2017
A definite show of true sportsmanship.
ONE Championship: Warriors of the World happens on Saturday, December 9th at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand.
Catch the action LIVE starting 9:30 PM on S+A channel 23!