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Friday, Oct 07, 2005

Spratt, Mezger Join Chuck Norris’ World Combat League

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Spratt, Mezger Join Chuck Norris’ World Combat League
By Loretta Hunt

"Martial arts fighting, in its many forms, is the world’s most popular combat sport," reads the World Combat League’s website.

Tonight at the Dallas Convention Center Arena in Texas, martial arts icon Chuck Norris put his own spin on the recent surge of martial arts in America with a sneak preview of his World Combat League, a project he says he envisioned 30 years ago.

Combining "the excitement of combat martial arts and the thrill of routing for your favorite team," says the recognized film and TV star, the WCL claims it is the first to meld kickboxing into the standard league format utilized by mainstream sports–and mixed martial arts fighters Pete Spratt and Guy Mezger have been drafted to take the ride.

Tonight’s event, along with more scheduled in the next few months across the country, will be a trial run for an 8-team national league Norris is set to launch in May 2006. Of the four teams scheduled to compete, the Houston Enforcers versus the Los Angeles Stars and the Dallas Dragons versus the Oklahoma Destroyers, Texan Spratt is scheduled to fight Paul Cantrell. Mezger serves as the Houston team’s coach.

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