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Fighter's career started with breakdancing - AP

Anthony Njokuani only started fighting because he wanted to be a better b-boy.

As an angry Texas teenager from a Nigerian immigrant family, Njokuani found an unlikely cultural refuge and new friends in breakdancing. His avid pursuit of the hip-hop art led him to a kickboxing class to improve his athleticism.

About 15 years later, Njokuani is among the most exciting prospects in mixed martial arts, with a new kickboxing coach who has honed his skills while reimagining his training regimen.