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Well she has the moves for this next story -- mixed martial arts fat it's fast becoming one of the top spectator sports in the US.
And there's a growing legion of fans enjoying the combination of skill and got to tell you folks savagery.
It's tough stuff many of the fighters looking to break in the sport are now trading at San Jose California including.
Some surprisingly big millions Claudia Cowan is live in San Jose -- so there's a -- of this mixed martial arts.
Why -- Bay Area and what have you seen in terms of people training room.
Well we just saw a glimpse of -- mixed martial arts aren't right before heading into the break San Jose is really becoming the center of the and that -- universe because of gyms like this one -- -- American kick boxing academy in San Jose.
And also this city.
Is the headquarters for the champion promotion league strike forced -- Jamie there -- a lot of these promotions throughout MMK.
But strike force is a real contender it started in 1994.
Just exploded over the past -- now has big name sponsors like rock star energy drink.
Multi fight contracts with -- superstars.
And network deals that are giving up and coming fighters national exposure among them Gary Owens.
Who is a strike force fighter and has been doing this for sixteen years -- what does it take.
To become -- MMA superstar takes wrestling takes boxing takes just being an overall -- And can be pretty here if you're good boxer will that take you to the top of -- good wrestler you need to excel -- All of these things.
Absolutely so we get a lot of pleated dresses are coming here and they spend six months to a year just working on the stand that they're learning how to punch to kids -- -- And vice Versa the boxing you know he's a little bit behind the ball because now yes Linda ground game definitely -- in the ground game -- spurs that's where I started in high school.
It's fought in a cage -- looks pretty barbaric.
Set the record straight.
I'm not at all actually the case quite safe -- with the -- -- -- Atlantis.
But the rain here you know we have -- -- he had the chance to Alter the ropes significantly hurt ourselves if we fought side of the ring the table.
All right Gary good luck I know you've got to fight this spring training hard for it.
Some other big names getting into the and then -- cage and -- among them.
Outlaw Jose -- take it gave it a shot that didn't last long the Herschel Walker.
Of the Heisman Trophy winner former NFL star running back he's training now for a fight in Miami -- coming up next month.
A lot of naysayers out there saying -- he won't make it in this young man's sport walker says don't count about just yet.
He's going to donate his earnings to charity and he'll be here shortly for today's training session back to you.
Claudia thanks so much with -- -- break again.
Yes sure I'm -- I'm gonna start turning 23 year old Nigerian.
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