Mariana van Zeller explores the fastest-growing sport in America — mixed martial arts. MMA is now a billion-dollar industry, watched by millions on national TV. But increasingly, amateurs are stepping onto the mat and drawing blood. Mariana meets male and female cage fighters to understand why they love this violent sport. And she spends time in a church run by “The Fight Pastor,” who ministers a flock of young men who fight for Jesus.
In this scene from “Cage Fighting in the USA,” Marianna van Zeller meets Tim, a man who believes he’s been able to overcome his drug addictions thanks to finding support in a Christian mixed martial arts community. watch video
In this scene from “Cage Fighting in the USA,” Emma Bush, former professional mixed martial arts fighter, talks about the sport and her forced retirement and encourages women to get involved in the sport. watch video
Mariana van Zeller explores the fastest growing sport in America – Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). MMA is now a billion-dollar industry, watched by millions on national TV. watch video