Mixed Martial Arts bouts scheduled for Havelock

Published: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 03:48 PM.

His amateur record is 3 wins and one loss.

Mixed martial arts has moved from cable television to the big-time, with some MMA fights shown in primetime on network TV and others available through pay-per-view stations.

MMA combines traditional boxing, kickboxing, Karate, Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Taekwondo and wrestling.

"It’s not just boxing. It’s kind of evolved to where it’s a little bit of everything," said Ryugi Williams of Premier Martial Arts in Havelock. "You don’t necessarily have to have specified training in one certain martial art to go in there and be able to dominate somebody. It’s everything put together and not one thing can overpower another."

McGrath said that he’s not shocked that the sport has become so widely received in the past several years.

"It’s the only true sport. You versus him," said McGrath, who is married with three sons.

He craves the adrenalin rush from being in the ring for a fight.

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