A Royal Duchess is hosting an MMA fight inside of her castle this month

I’ve been inside Caerphilly and Cardiff castle which makes my castle count approximately two castles higher than your castle count. It’s nothing to be ashamed about. When you’re in a castle, you just realize that it’s just one massive structure without air-conditioning. Everything is made of stone and all the stairs take unnecessary and confusing turns. All castles were obviously built by the set designers for Pee-Wee’s Playhouse.

52-year-old Duchess of Northumberland (or as my neighbor said, ‘That English MILF chick‘) plans to host a televised MMA card inside her Alnwick Castle at the end of this month. For all of you Harry Potter fans, yes that’s the same castle that was the backdrop of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft And Wizardry. The Telegraph has more on the ‘Royal Castle MMA’ story.

The Duchess, who has been boxing for years as well as learning to fight with sticks, has seen cage fighting only on television, but she has some strong views about its merits. “Have you seen Alex Reid – Jordan’s guy?” she asks. “Well, it’s that. Boxing. A bit of kick-boxing. All sorts of martial arts but within a cage.

“You’re not just given a knuckle-duster and told to kill your opponent. There’s an art to it. It’s incredibly disciplined. And that discipline is the same thing you get in the Army.

“It’s too easy for someone in London to say, ‘Typical, off she goes again with her cage fighting.’ But let them come to the North East. They don’t understand the communities up here. We have our own problems and we deal with them our own way.”

The cage-fighting evening, on October 21, featuring the Northern Free Fighters and Team Shotai Kai, will raise money for Help for Heroes.

Let it be widely known that I’ve never watched a Harry Potter film, but I have watched every episode of Project Runway this season. If you put forth a little effort, you can find an interesting video of Anya Ayoung-Chee from the show together with Ms. Japan back in 2009. [Source]

Published on October 6, 2011 at 12:32 pm
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