For those of you who saw the Mark Kerr documentary “Smashing Machine” on HBO this past Jan., here is an update on him, and if you haven’t seen it I highly recommend this excellent look at MMA and the former NCAA freestyle wrestling champ.
He just fought for the 1st time since the film was made, at the ADCC Submission Wrestling competition in Sao Paulo, Brazil this past weekend.
Mark lost by points in overtime to BJJ strongman Ricardo Arona, marking the 1st time he has been scored on in submission grappling.
see a pic here (Mark is on the left): http://www.fcfighter.com/news.htm
Judging by the gut hanging over his shorts he is not in peak condition & not quite the “Specimen” he used to be.
Hopefully Mark can overcome his personal problems, stay clean, and get back in the game.
This is a good example of how substance abuse and other problems can bring down even a world class athlete.