AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Jujitsu, karate, and Muay Thai are just some of the many different martial arts forms. Mixed martial arts have exploded in popularity in America in recent years thanks to leagues like the UFC.

On this edition of The 806, our guy Chef Ron and myself visit with Aric Mercado, a professional MMA fighter for almost seven years, coach, Ninja Turtles lover, and owner of Shredder’s MMA.

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