While these past few days have seen a lot of mud thrown because of the presidential election, one country star thinks you might also want to see a few flying fists.
Country music star Darryl Worley has teamed with local attorney Steve Mills, who owns High Velocity Fitness and MMA, as well as eighth-degree martial arts black belt Chuck Burnett in forming Music City Mixed Martial Arts to promote monthly MMA events in Nashville beginning in January.
You can get a taste of the action at the Wildhorse Saloon with a 10-fight card on Nov. 25. The event will be sponsored by Cool Springs Harley-Davidson, the New Harley-Davidson of Columbia Superstore, the U.S. Army,
"I've been a fan of Mixed Martial Arts for quite some time," said Worley. "I jumped at the chance to get involved with Music City MMA, and bring this intense sport to Nashville. This is a great sports town, with the Titans, Predators, Sounds and all the college teams, and I can't wait for sports fans from this entire area to come out and see what we're doing."
This is the first organization in Nashville to attempt to regularly take advantage of a law passed earlier this by the Tennessee General Assembly that legalized the sport in Tennessee.
Mixed Martial Arts uses a variety of fighting techniques ranging from traditional martial arts to street fighting, and uses multiple striking and grappling techniques. Unlike many other combat sports, MMA allows competitors of all fighting styles to meet in head-to-head matches.