In the trailer for Fight Church someone asks the pertinent question: "Can you love thy neighbor as thyself and at the same time knee him in the face as hard as you can?"
Directed by Oscar winner Daniel Junge (Saving Face) and Bryan Storkel, the documentary sets out to investigate the shouldn’t-it-be-unhappy marriage of Christian belief and mixed martial arts. It focus in particular on a couple of pastors who also happen to be MMA fighters. Pious athletes such as Jon Jones are also interviewed, providing insight how fare their belief system helped them in the octagon.
Although Jesus doesn’t exactly strike me as the knee-thy-neighbor kind of fellow, Fight Church sure presents an interesting subject matter.
What do you think: Can you be a good Christian and an MMA fighter?