Shannon Wiratchai was away from competitive action for over two years before his win over Pouriya Golpour at ONE Friday Fights 3 last week. The Thai fighter used the time off to get married but it sounds like he couldn’t afford a wedding ring.

So Wiratchai was delighted to receive a $10,000 USD bonus for his win over Golpour at Lumpinee Stadium. And it sounds like he has used the money to make a romantic gesture.

The mixed martial artist is now on a two fight winning streak. But his wife, Faye Lee Wiratchai, is also extremely talented and is a successful yoga teacher.

After earning the bonus it seems Wiratchai went out and bought her a wedding ring:

Multi talented

Wiratchai was also working as a pundit on the Thai language broadcast of ONE Friday Fights 4 last month. The fights are shown live in Thailand by Channel 7 and the 34 year old has been breaking down the MMA action for the local audience.

The multi lingual, multi talented featherweight is fluent in English and Thai. He can also speak a bit of Khmer and fans were impressed when he addressed the audience in all three languages after his win at Lumpinee Stadium last week.

There is an ongoing feud between Thailand and Cambodia caused by the latter country’s controversial decision to change the name of Muay Thai to Kun Khmer for the upcoming SEA Games. But Wiratchai’s ability to speak both languages caused a few fans to question why the two countries were fighting when they have so much in common.

Top team

Wiratchai is currently based at Bang Tao Muay Thai in Phuket. He has been training alongside Loma Lookboonmee and, briefly, Alex Volkanovski. Both fighters will be in action at UFC 284 this weekend.

The Australian is challenging lightweight champion Islam Makhachev in the main event. Wiratchai will be watching on Sunday morning and cheering for his teammates.

The featherweight will also be hoping he doesn’t have to wait too long for his next fight. But at least he has finally been able to put a ring on his wife’s finger!