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Conservative MP Steve Baker tackles cage fighter

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Media captionSteve Baker MP is flattened by cage fighter Reece Coker

A Conservative MP has posted footage showing him being flattened by a self defence expert on his website.

Steve Baker is wrestled to the floor twice by experienced cage fighter Reece Coker.

The Wycombe MP had visited Combat Academy, which calls itself "one of the best self defence training providers in the world", on his day off.

"The fast approach of the general election is purely coincidental," he wrote on his website.

In the first video posted on his site, Mr Baker attempts to grab Mr Coker in a headlock before being flung to the floor, shouting "I give in" as the chief instructor grabs his arm.

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Image caption Steve Baker had self defence training on his day off

Mr Coker then demonstrates how people "get quite grabby" in a fight by forcing Mr Baker to the floor and pushing his face into the ground.

The MP, who was elected in 2010, told Buzzfeed the damage to his pride had been "really painful".

"I think it would be a very good for other MPs to get pummelled by a cage fighter," he added.

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