The Body or Mid kick is high value attack in Muay Thai - that means is scores well with the judges (and it hurts like hell!). If you have some one who is scoring with the kick, whether they are hitting your body or your arms, you will pay for it. Your cardio will start to crash or you arms will start to lose strength, making punching and clinching a lot more difficult.
Make your opponent think twice about throwing that kick by catching and counter attacking properly!
Dan Slobodin -