David Beckham has had a busy few weeks flitting around between the London 2012 Games and Los Angeles  playing for LA Galaxy in a series of exhibition matches, including Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur.

However while back in America the former Manchester United and England hero managed to get his hands on a gold prize when he met mixed martial arts champion Junior Dos Santos from Brazil.

Dos Santos competes for the Ultimate Fighting Championship – UFC- which is shown across the world in over 150 countries and is, according to the body, incredibly popular with a variety of sportsmen.

The England rugby team said they often watched the UFC during the most recent World Cup in New Zealand and incorporate mixed martial arts into their training.

The UFC have been hosting events in the UK for the past ten years, selling out arenas from the O2 and MEN, and the Royal Albert Hall.

The UFC will be hosting their one-and-only UK event this year on 29th September at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham.

Tickets are available from www.UFC.com.

Share Button