MMA is a full contact combat sport that allows a wide variety of fighting techniques and skills, from a mixture of other combat sports, to be used in competitions. The rules allow the use of both striking as well as grappling techniques, both while standing and while on the ground. Such competitions allow fighters of different backgrounds to compete.
Get a glimpse ” behind the scenes” as Base talks about how he started fighting and training at a young age, first focusing on boxing and martial arts training, then how he moved to the professional arena.
To be a pro in any sport takes discipline. Base talks about his training routine. It’s intense, but as you can see from his picture it gets results! (He promises me those 6-pack abs you see in his picture are real and not photo-shopped!)
I admit I’ve never seen a live MMA fight as I can barely watch violent movies. That said, I did have to ask Base about the fight on his youtube highlights video where a swift left kick to his opponents head knocked him out cold! Yikes! Listen to the interview to hear what he had to say about that kick and how the audience went wild over it!
As Base and I talked about, deaths in MMA fights do occur. There have been 2 fatalities; Sam Vasquez in 2007, and Michael Kirkham in 2010. These are the only 2 deaths from sanctioned MMA fights and the fatality rate is comparable to professional boxing.
Catch the interview with Base on Saturday, August 13, 2011 then watch the video out-takes to hear Base talk about his work as an actor.
The Joan Jerkovich Show
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