Tooling around youtube I stumbled upon this gem. A couple of guys make a bet (or the show makes it for them) on how long they can last in the ring against some Muay Thai fighters - and the fighters are women. Take a look:
Wow did those guys take a bunch of shots. Master Toddy, who my gym is affiliated with, instructs these women who dish out a lot of punishment. The guys are out of shape, and from watching the video a few times it looks like they didn't lay a hand on the women. I have taken plenty of these types of shots in the past, and I guarantee you that these guys were very sore the next day.
As a side note, the girls weren't even using the clinch or elbows that much - I assume they were instructed to take it easy so these guys didn't get seriously hurt.
I passed a test last night (it was all boxing and defense) and received a stripe on my yellow sash. We are having a "mini test" every month until June, where we have a long test for our next sashes. Mine will be orange.
Added: I just realized that the girls were wearing shin guards too. Smart move on the part of the shows producers not to leave the guys crippled.