Loc: Fort Wayne, IN
I was once told a story of a "kickboxer" who started his own association. He was scheduled to fight one of his students for the "world championship", but at the last minute his student became ill and could not fight. Rather than refund all the money from the ticket sales a replacement fighter was found who ended up beating him and taking his world championship away.
I wish I could recall the name of this bozo. I do recall the name of the real kickboxer who about killed him. He went on to become a real champion later on. I just decided to leave his name out of the thread.
There are probably dozens of people (if not 100 or more) here in the U.S. alone who hold some sort of "world champion" title. It's one of the biggest scams around.