He is, uh, not fighting this guy.

If you're anything like me, you're mildly obsessed with cheesy, 80s-influenced beat-em-up movies like Kickboxer and Bloodsport, both starring the legendary Jean Claude Van Damme.  (not to be confused with hardcore wrestling legend Rob Van Dam.) It's been years since the Belgian Brawler had another project that warranted anyone's attention -  the JCVD project not withstanding. Can you believe Kickboxer came out 20 years ago? That's crazy.

Anyway, just saw that Van Damme is actually going to try and compete in a real kickboxing match under K-1 rules in April 2011, against someone called Somluck Kamsing. Van Damme is 49 years old, and even though Randy Couture blazed the trail for athletes in their 40s, I've got a bad feeling about this one. Even if he won't have to fight Chun Li or dip his hands in broken glass beforehand.

I just hope he has health insurance.

Van Damme Announces Return to Kickboxing