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First Time Cage Fighter Tells His Story

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RICHLAND, Wash. -- Ultimate fighting, sometimes called cage fighting, is one of the fastest growing sports in the country.

Last weekend, fighters from all over our area came to Kimo's Restaurant for cage fights and Josh Grinder was one of them. It was his first fight ever and he says that while he won the fight he was still left with a black eye and stiffness that has lasted until Friday.

He says a fighting family background helped him get ready for the fight. But still, he says, until he got punched for that first time, he didn't really know what to expect.

Grinder says, "It was a big wake up call, the first time he punched me. I had never been punched in the face before but then I started fighting back."

Kimo's sold almost 800 tickets to last Saturday's fights and Josh says he hopes he gets a chance to fight their again. But this time he hopes he can train beforehand.

But, he says that growing up with eight brothers and sisters was definitely a good start.