As a sport, it is ruled by the Muay Thai World Council (WMTC), The professional sanctioning body, endorsed and accredited by the government of Thailand
lately, this fascinating fighting discipline has reached America, where it is quickly growing as the most spectacular ring sport. Associations are being formed, and fighters are becoming more popular all over the world. One example of Muay Thai's quick growth is in April of 1997, there were 26 countries affiliated with the WMTC, but by August of 1998 that number reached 54.
Muay Thai has become very popular all over the world, and may possibly become the next "Olympic Sport".