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DT: Chuck Norris Arrives in Austin

DT: Chuck Norris Arrives in Austin

Some may think of Chuck Norris as his alter ego, “Walker, Texas Ranger.” Not I. To me, he’ll always be “Lone Wolf McQuade” from the 1983 film (classic?) of the same name. Anyway, ol’ Lone Wolf was in Austin this week to hold a press conference touting his World Combat League. The league will also have a match at Austin’s Frank Erwin Center on September 22. Here’s part of what The Daily Texan reported from the conference:

The World Combat League, which has a team format (six members for each team including one woman, each in a different weight class), uses a format with one quick three-minute round that emphasizes aggressiveness and the technical aspects of combat.

The new format, and a ring designed for better visibility, came from Norris’ frustration with other fighting leagues like Ultimate Fighting Championship, where bouts take much longer. The World Combat League is “action at full throttle at all times. You don’t really have time to go to the bathroom,” Norris said.

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