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Chabad Rabbi Becomes MMA Fighter

Courtesy Fox5
Courtesy Fox5

An Orthodox Jewish rabbi with Chabad at La Costa started training six months ago at Team Quest Gym in Encinitas and entered the octagon in a MMA fight despite feeling uncomfortable about hitting someone.

"Yossi Eilfort had 12 years of Krav Maga experience, a self-defense system developed for military in Israel, but wanted more experience with mixed martial arts fighting," reported Fox5 San Diego. 

The 22-year-old entered his first bout and used the simple moniker “The Rabbi" explained the tv's new station's video report which added, "Twenty friends, family and congregation members were on hand to see him swiftly take down his opponent. Eilfort won in the second round by TKO."

Eilfort next fight is January 26 in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Watch the video at: http://fox5sandiego.com/2014/01/13/orthodox-jewish-rabbi-fights-in-mma/#ixzz2qRUi3hqc

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