Greetings; I am a beginner to the whole weight lifting lark, but I certainly am glad that I have found this thinktank full of erudite and articulate people to assist me in my endeavours of steel and iron. This is a great community from what I've seen so far.
Now that I've given credit where credit is due, I need some help.
I'm 19 years old, my relationship with intensive athleticism ended a few years ago when I stopped playing basketball at a pro-level in Greece. Now I have developed an interest in martial arts, and have been doing judo classes for a while. I plan to start some MMA classes soon also.
What I want to know is, if there is a competetive sport, aside from the actual martial arts training, I can integrate into my routine and enjoy for general cardio conditioning and honing of motor skills relevant to MMA?
I live in the UK, so American football or baseball and such aren't an option, but I have considered starting to play basketball again every once in a while, or maybe picking up "soccer" or volleyball.