Dida Diafat (born April 24, 1970 in Algiers) is an Algerian-French Muay Thai kickboxer who became a world champion in Thai kickboxing or Muay Thai at age 21. A fictionalised version of his life is depicted in the 2005 movie Chok-Dee, in which he plays himself.
April 24, 1970
Bab El Oued, Algiers, Algeria
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Weight||63–67 kg (139–148 lb; 9 st 13 lb–10 st 8 lb)|
|Years active||10 (1988–1998)|
At the age of 18, Dida Diafat left the town of Villiers le Bel (Val d'Oise) to join the Muay Thai training camps of Thailand and became 3 years later the first Algerian and Frenchman to be a Muay Thai world champion. He became the first Thai kickboxing fighter to win a contract with a French television channel - specifically, Canal+ in 1994. Following the release of Chok Dee he retired from kickboxing and decided to pursue a career in acting and in the clothing business. He had a role in the 2009 horror film Mutants.
Titles and achievementsEdit
- 1997 "Songh Shaï" vase
- 1995 Best Foot & Fist Fighter of the Year
- 1994 Best Foot & Fist Fighter of the Year
- 1993 Best Foot & Fist Fighter of the Year
|Professional Kickboxing record|
87 fights, 76 wins, 10 Losses, 1 Draw
Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest Notes
- "Arts - Spectacles, Boxe office, Dida, victoire au poing". Artsetspectacles.nouvelobs.com. 2005-02-17.
- "Diafat Bio". muaythaitv.com. Retrieved 2006-03-01.