John Wayne “The Gunslinger” Parr doesn’t want fans to get into street fights.
In a recent Instagram video, the 10-time kickboxing and Muay Thai World Champion implored everyone to avoid such conflicts, saying they simply aren’t worth the risk.
Then, he revealed the scars he suffered from an attack in Thailand when he was 19 years old.
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Lesson for all the kids out there: Street fighting is dumb where three possibilities could happen: one, you get killed. Two, you kill someone. Three, you do kill someone and now you’re in jail. As a 19yo I thought I was the man. Day before I had my 2nd fight in Thailand getting the win so next day thought we would celebrate. After a few whiskeys a Polish gentleman decided he didn’t like my face and decide he wanted to kill me (not a figure of speech. He told me before the fight started he was going to kill me). This guy starts attacking me for no reasons so I decided to protect myself and fight back. I threw a kick and ended up on all fours. It was then I felt a massive thud on the back of my head. I jumped up to keep fighting but all of a sudden I couldn’t see through all the blood, and the street parted like the Red Sea as no one wanted to come near me as blood was gushing everywhere. I soon learnt I was hit over the head with a steel barstool having to get rushed to emergency to require 14 stitches. I’m seriously lucky to be alive because if he hit me across my face I’d be dead for sure. That was my first and last street fight (if I can help it anyway) because I soon learnt the hard way that there is no rules and not worth dying over something stupid ????!
While celebrating his second victory in “The Land Of Smiles,” Parr was surprised by a man with a steel barstool.
“This guy starts attacking me for no reason, so I decided to protect myself and fight back,” the Australian recalls.
“I threw a kick and ended up on all fours. It was then I felt a massive thud on the back of my head. I jumped up to keep fighting, but all of a sudden, I couldn’t see through all the blood, and the street parted like the Red Sea, as no one wanted to come near me as blood was gushing everywhere.”
The two cuts required 14 total stitches to close.
Parr is using his experience to steer fans away from similar altercations. “It’s not worth dying over something stupid,” he states.
Watch the full clip above to learn more about the encounter.