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Dr. Alex Channon - "Global Perspectives on Women in Combat Sports"Part 2

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Many recent books have taken a personal and historical prospective on females taking up combat sports. A book just published takes a look at the expansion through a scientific and scholastic view.

Dr. Alex Channon along with his colleague Dr. Christopher R. Matthews has complied research and have published "Global Perspectives on Women in Combat Sports: Women Warriors around the World". The book looks into why women are starting to be accepted in these sports, and the hurdles they are facing as the sports grow globally. 

Channon is a Doctor of Sports Sociology from the University of Greenwich and has researched the topic for several years, including publishing papers on women competing in the sports, and how it in itself has a psychological and societal impact.  

In part two, we discuss marketing in female fight sports, how technology has helped expand acceptance of female fighting, the expansion of the sport globally, and why MMA seems to be leading the way in getting women accepted in combat sports across the board.

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