The boys and teenagers were among the children from poverty-stricken parts of China that have been adopted and given training by a former police officer named Enbo, who founded the club in But the South China Morning Post revealed that local authorities are now investigating the club, after an outcry by Chinese people. One of the youngsters, year-old Xiao Wu, said in the documentary that his life at the club was better than life at home.
With mixed martial arts leagues still officially banned in New York State, amateur enthusiasts go at it in makeshift gyms and bare-bones rooftop bouts. On the rooftop of a seventeen-story building in the middle of a public housing complex in The Bronx, two fighters were battling it out. The roof has no railings, so anyone could easily have fallen off.
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Ettari said as the bell rang, signaling what was supposed to be the first of three five-minute rounds. Forty-one seconds later, it was over. The crowd of 2, fans — about 75 percent male, nearly all under 40 — erupted.
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On the rooftop of a seventeen-story building in the middle of a public housing complex in The Bronx, two fighters were battling it out. The roof has no railings, so anyone could easily have fallen off. Wearing only shorts and mixed martial arts gloves, they punched, grappled and kicked each other until one of them was beaten into submission and fell to the floor unconscious. Cavalli, an underground fighter, as he recounted the illegal bout that took place on a windy, wet day last February.