I've been a fan of K-1 and kickboxing for a long time now, and I've been trying to keep up with all the Glory events. But I'll admit, outside of K-1 and Glory I'm not too familiar with Muay Thai or Kickboxing in general, outside of a few fighters that I've heard of and watched. So, while trying to google and do some research, I've found that Muay Thai has numerous governing bodies. What I want to know is, which governing bodies, or belts, are the "best". What I mean is, there are a lot of belts to be won out there, but which ones are the BIG ones. Like in Boxing for example, there are many belts and titles to be won, but the four big titles are the WBO, WBA, WBC, and IBF belts. I've noticed that in Muay Thai, they have the WBC Muay Thai and WMC. Are there any other types of governing bodies or belts that I should be aware of, and are these the same titles that Lumpinee Stadium fighters would be fighting for, or are those completely different themselves? I really enjoyed K-1, and I really like Glory, but they're also not pure Muay Thai. I also think that it'd be nice to be able to understand the background and accomplishments that some of these fighters have. For example, Joe Schilling is getting a lot of press right now, and apparently he's one of the few American Muay Thai fighters to really be successful at the international level. Apparently he's won the WBC title, and I'm not sure if that's actually a really good title in win in the world of Muay Thai, or if people are just using it to get guys like me sucked in. So, those who know about Kickboxing and Muay Thai, do help me out.