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Students shed blood for love of MMA fighting

Students shed blood for love of MMA fighting

James Groh

March 24, 2015


Filed under Sports

Fighters at StandAlone MMA gym in Chico have gotten used to being kicked, punched and thrown to the ground as a part of the job. “That’s my ultimate goal — not to get punched in the face," said Ryan Hamilton, a senior exercise physiology major. "But you know, it just happens." Hamilto...

Amateur athletes teach mixed martial arts

Amateur athletes teach mixed martial arts

Emerson Keenan

October 6, 2014


Filed under Multimedia, Sports, Video

  Veronica "Ronnie" Carousos, 20, and Alex Thill, 28 both instruct the mixed martial arts program at the WREC on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. While both teach the classes, Carousos is pursuing a possible career in MMA. Thill is her trainer, boyfriend and an amateur fighter as well. The Ori...

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