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Bill Viola Jr. is president of Kumite Classic Entertainment and author of Godfathers of MMA and Amazon #1 best selling Tough Guys. His film Tough Guys made its SHOWTIME television debut in 2017.

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Pro-Athletes entered the world of mixed martial arts long before the inaugural UFC in 1993.  Meet Len Petigrew, the first pro-sports athlete to cross-over and compete in MMA.

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Len Pettigrew (DE, Philadelphia Eagles) was the first NFL player to compete in MMA.  He won CV Productions “Super Fighters” Heavyweight division in Philadelphia, PA (June 12, 1980) ‪#‎history‬ ‪#‎MMA

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  2015  /  Godfathers of MMA  /  Last Updated July 30, 2015 by Bill Viola Jr.  /