Mixed Martial Arts

  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor So, what’s a college senior majoring in philosophy doing in Mixed Martial Arts, a sport so savage it makes boxing look civilized? “I’ve been curious about MMA since I was a kid watching UFC,” said Jake Bunker, 23, former Elk River wrestler who made his MMA debut with a […]

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By Bruce Strand, Sports editor Mixed martial arts is a particularly vicious form of pugilism that has essentially replaced boxing as the favorite of fight fans. UFC cards on Fox Sports fill up sports bars each Saturday night, reminiscent of the Gillette Cavalcade boxing matches Friday nights long ago. One local fighter, James Clark, had […]

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