(Daily Beast) The pastor and his congregants sat around the TV and watched as fists began to fly and blood began to splatter. Two men, literally in a cage, were attacking each other while the pastor and his friends cheered. At one point the stronger one was holding down his opponent and repeatedly smashing his fist into the other guy's face. By the time a winner was proclaimed, his opponent was laying on the ground, bloodied, his face battered and swollen, as the room full of churchgoers shouted and high-fived each other.
The first time I ever watched Mixed Martial Arts was on television at a church-sponsored fight night party that my brother-in-law had invited me to while I was visiting family in Michigan.