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Nathan Corbett Bio
Nathan "Carnage" Corbett (born (1979-10-23)23 October 1979) is a retired former Australian 11-time Muay Thai World Champion, hailing out of the Urban Fight Gym, Gold Coast. He was the WMC Muaythai Cruiserweight World champion, the K-1 Scandinavia 2007 tournament champion, and former World Kickboxing Network (WKN) Muay Thai Heavyweight World Champion. Former 10-time Muay Thai World Champion and Australian legend John Wayne Parr respectfully refers to him as "the elbow master".
- 1 Biography and career
- 1.1 Corbett vs. Spong I
- 1.2 Corbett vs. Spong II
- 1.3 Corbett vs. Saki
- 2 Personal life
- 3 Titles
- 4 Kickboxing record
- 5 See also
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Biography and career
Nathan Corbett started practicing martial arts with karate at the age of 14, which then led him to shoot boxing and Muay Thai.
Corbett turned professional in 1997 and rose to national prominence in 2002 when he defeated Australian legend Scott 'The Cannon' Bannon with a slicing right elbow. He then followed up this strong performance with a 1st-round KO win over Clifton Brown of Canada, winning his first WMC World Title.
On 26 June 2005 at Xplosion 10 event in Australia, Corbett won his second WMC World Title over Russian fighter Magomed Magomedov.
At 3rd MARS World Fighting GP in Chiba, Japan in 2006 he suffered his first KO loss of his career against American Heavyweight Alex Roberts.
Corbett vs. Spong I
Nathan Corbett's fight against Tyrone Spong ended in a controversial decision, with Corbett knocking Spong out with punches but resumed fighting after the referee had stopped the fight, the fight was declared a no contest. On the second round Spong knocked Corbett, who recovered and fought through the round. On the third round, Corbett switched stance to southpaw and caught Spong with a hard right hook. Spong couldn't make the count and the referee waved it off. Corbett alleged that he misunderstood the referee Paolo Tocha as he waved his hands not up high enough and giving his back to him, so he jumped to finish the fight. Fighters Mark Castagnini and Ray Sefo did support this could be a possibility.
He was scheduled to face Nikolaj Falin at Kings of Kombat 8 in Melbourne on 8 December 2012 but his opponent pulled out due to health issues.
He was then reported to be fighting Dzianis Hancharonak at Total Carnage III in Gold Coast on 9 March 2013 but Hancharonak was already pencilled in to face another opponent close to that date and did not accept the fight, and so Javlon Nazarov stepped in. Finally, Nazarov was replaced by Kamil Sokolowski. At the beginning of the fight Sokolowski came on Corbett with punches, but was countered with knees and right elbow and fight was over before it even started.
Corbett vs. Spong II
He signed a two-fight contract with Glory in July 2013. In his long-awaited rematch with Tyrone Spong at Glory 11: Chicago - Heavyweight World Championship Tournament in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, United States on 12 October 2013, he was dropped twice with left hooks in round two and lost by TKO.
At Total Carnage IV held in Gold Coast on 14 December 2013, Nathan Corbett took a second round elbow TKO win over Henriques Zowa, defending the WKN Heavyweight Muay Thai World Title.
Corbett vs. Saki
Competing for the inaugural Glory Light Heavyweight Championship, he fought in the Glory 15: Istanbul - Light Heavyweight World Championship Tournament in Istanbul, Turkey on 12 April 2014. In the semi-finals against GÃ¶khan Saki, Corbett was struck with a left overhand to the ear, or what's infamously referred to as the "Saki Bomb". A horrific injury, the cauliflower of Corbett's ear exploded, which lead to part of the ear openly hanging off. The ringside physician intervened and referee Al Wichgers called a halt to the fight at the 2:35 of Round 1, handing Corbett a TKO loss and eliminating him from the tournament.
In a twisted turn of events, Saki would go on to face Tyrone Spong in the finals. 1:30 into Round 1 Spong attempted a right low kick from the southpaw stance. Saki, standing orthodox, checked the kick, resulting in Spongs leg breaking. Spong then stepped back onto the broken leg before falling to the canvas. The referee immediately stopped the bout.
Nathan Corbett currently lives on the Gold Coast. He continues to train and teach Muay Thai out of the Urban Fight Gym, Miami. The gym is headed by his long term friend, trainer, and former professional fighter Richie 'The Leg Slinger' Walsh.
Corbett actively travels, co-leading the Ronin-Carnage Team alongside Misa Ronin in Novi Sad, Serbia.
Corbett is a regular contributor to Fightmag, where he writes the 'Carnage Diary'.
Most recently Corbett launched the 'Ultimate Warrior Retreat' in Bali, Indonesia. Described as 6 days of training the body and mind through the art of yoga and Muay Thai, as well as mentoring talks and cultural beauty.
Over the course of 10 years, Corbett collected 11 prestigious World title belts.
- 2013 W.K.N. Muay Thai Heavyweight World Champion
- 2013 W.K.N. Muay Thai Heavyweight World Champion
- 2012 W.K.N. Muay Thai Heavyweight World Champion
- 2010 W.K.N. Muay Thai Heavyweight World Champion
- 2010 A-1 World Combat Cup Heavyweight Tournament Champion
- 2009 W.I.P.U. King of the Ring Champion
- 2007 K-1 Fighting Network Scandinavian Qualification Champion
- 2005 W.B.C. Muay Thai Light Heavyweight World Champion
- 2005-06 W.M.C. Muay Thai Cruiserweight World Champion
- 2005 I.M.F. World Champion
- 2003 W.M.C. Muay Thai Light Heavyweight World Champion.
- List of K-1 champions
- List of male kickboxers
- Official Website
- Carnage Diary on Fightmag
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