Todd Sampson’s set to release his inner cage fighter in the debut show of his new series on Ten BodyHack.
The adland guru sees Sampson become a human guinea pig to take on the biggest challenges of his life to investigate some of the world’s most extraordinary people and try to unlock their secrets. In the debut show he travels to the best Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight camp in the world: the Jackson Wink gym in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Check out the trailer for the first episode, which begins next Tuesday, here:
MMA is a global phenomenon, avidly consumed in half-a-billion homes worldwide. Sampson counts himself as one of those fans, but has never actually been in a fight.
Coaches agree to train Todd for an upcoming fight. He has just two weeks to learn the skills of seven combat sports, improve his reaction time and hone his hand-eye skills.
Fight night arrives and Todd steps into the cage with MMA pro fighter Jon Sparks – an opponent 17 years his junior. Everything he has learned over the past two weeks will come down to a few minutes.
In parallel with Sampson’s dramatic experience, the episode explores the sophisticated scientific approaches of MMA fighters and coaches.