Nathan Corbett

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Nathan Corbett
Born Nathan Corbett
(1979-10-23) 23 October 1979 (age 37)
Hamilton, New Zealand
Other names Carnage
Golden Elbows
The Carnival
Nationality Australian
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Weight 94.2 kg (208 lb; 14.83 st)
Division Heavyweight (2010-)
Cruiserweight (2002-2009)
Light-heavyweight
Reach 73.5 in (187 cm)
Style Kickboxing, Muay Thai
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Team Urban Fight Gym
Trainer Richard Walsh
Years active 15 (1997–present)
Kickboxing record
Total 65
Wins 59
By knockout 44
Losses 5
By knockout 3
No contests 1
Other information
Website www.carnagecorbett.com
last updated on: 12 April 2014

Nathan "Carnage" Corbett (born (1979-10-23)23 October 1979) is a retired[1] 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,[2] the K-1 Scandinavia 2007 tournament champion, and former World Kickboxing Network (WKN) Muay Thai Heavyweight World Champion.[3] Former 10-time Muay Thai World Champion and Australian legend John Wayne Parr respectfully refers to him as "the elbow master".[4]

Biography and career[edit]

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[edit]

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.[5]

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,[6][7] and so Javlon Nazarov stepped in.[8] Finally, Nazarov was replaced by Kamil Sokolowski.[9] 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.[10]

Corbett vs. Spong II[edit]

He signed a two-fight contract with Glory in July 2013.[11] 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.[12][13][14]

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.[15][16][17]

Corbett vs. Saki[edit]

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 Gökhan 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.[18] 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.[19]

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.[20]

Personal life[edit]

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.[21]

Corbett actively travels, co-leading the Ronin-Carnage Team alongside Misa Ronin in Novi Sad, Serbia.[22]

Corbett is a regular contributor to FIGHTMAG, where he writes the 'Carnage Diary'.[23]

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.[24]

Titles[edit]

Over the course of 10 years, Corbett collected 11 prestigious World title belts.[25]

  • 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.[26]

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing Record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ocean Road (2016). "Corbett's Reinvention". Oceanroadmagazine.com.au. Retrieved 2017-04-04. 
  2. ^ "WBC title fight". Wbcmuaythai.com. Retrieved 2016-02-10. 
  3. ^ "WBC rankings". Wbcmuaythai.com. Retrieved 2016-02-10. 
  4. ^ Ocean Road (2016). "Corbett's Reinvention". Oceanroadmagazine.com.au. Retrieved 2017-04-04. 
  5. ^ Rian Scalia. "Steve Moxon Closes Out 2012 With KO Win". liverkick.com. 
  6. ^ Rian Scalia. "Nathan Corbett vs. Dzianis Hancharonak at Total Carnage III, March 9". liverkick.com. 
  7. ^ Parviz Iskenderov. "Nathan Corbett vs Dzianis Hancharonak – Not Happening". fightmag. 
  8. ^ Rian Scalia. "Total Carnage III Fight Card for March 9". liverkick.com. 
  9. ^ Rian Scalia. "March Madness: Muay Thai Fights to Watch This Month". liverkick.com. 
  10. ^ Rian Scalia. "Nathan Corbett Gets Quick KO Win at Total Carnage 3". liverkick.com. 
  11. ^ Rian Scalia. "Nathan "Carnage" Corbett Signs With GLORY". liverkick.com. 
  12. ^ Dave Walsh. "GLORY 11 Main Event Confirmed as Corbett vs. Spong". liverkick.com. 
  13. ^ Dave Walsh. "GLORY 11 Chicago Live Results and Discussion". liverkick.com. 
  14. ^ Dave Walsh. "Tyrone Spong Flattens Nathan Corbett in Technical Fight". liverkick.com. 
  15. ^ "Nathan "Carnage" Corbett Returns to Ring at Total Carnage IV Fight Night - Bonus Round Kickboxing". Bonus Round Kickboxing. Retrieved 2016-02-10. 
  16. ^ Parviz Iskenderov. "Nathan Corbett defends his WKN World Title in Australia". Fightmag. Retrieved 2016-02-10. 
  17. ^ Dave Walsh. "LiverKick - LiverKick". Retrieved 2016-02-10. 
  18. ^ Andreas Georgiou (2014-04-14). "Glory 15 Review". Mirror.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-11-21. 
  19. ^ "Gokhan Saki Wins Title, Tyrone Spong Suffers Gruesome Leg Injury at Glory 15". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2016-02-10. 
  20. ^ Andreas Georgiou (2014-04-14). "Glory 15 Review". Mirror.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-11-21. 
  21. ^ Richard & Melissa Walsh. "Urban Fight Gym". Urbanfightgym.com. Retrieved 2016-11-22. 
  22. ^ Nathan Corbett (2015-04-29). "Corbett with Ronin Team". Carnagecorbett.com. Retrieved 2016-11-22. 
  23. ^ Nathan Corbett (2017). "Carnage Global presents Ultimate Warrior Retreat in Bali". Fightmag.com.au. Retrieved 2017-04-04. 
  24. ^ Nathan Corbett (2017). "Carnage Global presents Ultimate Warrior Retreat in Bali". Fightmag.com.au. Retrieved 2017-04-04. 
  25. ^ Nathan Corbett (2016). "About". Carnagecorbett.com. Retrieved 2016-11-22. 
  26. ^ Nathan Corbett (2016). "About". Carnagecorbett.com. Retrieved 2016-11-22. 

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