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Inside the UK's white-collar cage fighting scene

Mixed martial arts, or cage fighting, has established itself as a popular televised sport. Now, its amateur scene is quickly growing in popularity among working professionals.

On any given day, the Troxy in London's East End might play host to a music artist, business conference or even a wedding.

Originally a grand cinema opened in the 1930s, it still retains much of its art deco style. On this visit, however, it has a very different purpose - the blood, sweat and testosterone-fuelled sport of mixed martial arts, or MMA.

The sport's amateur scene is thriving in the UK, attracting competitors from unlikely working backgrounds.

Benjamin Zand reports.

  • 05 Apr 2016
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