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HBO’s ‘Real Sports’ Examines War Vets Using MMA to Treat PTSD

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
June 25th, 2013
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On Tonight’s edition of HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumble,” reporter Soledad O’Brien “travels to San Diego and meets the men of the POW MMA Fight Club, who have found their own solution to one of the military’s biggest problems.”

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is one of the unfortunate side effects some soldiers encounter when they return home from battle. These vets share with O’Brien how the camaraderie and intense training mixed martial arts offers is helping them cope with their condition.

The episode premieres tonight on HBO at 10PM ET/PT.

This isn’t the first time ‘Real Sports’ has covered MMA. In February, UFC bantamweight queen Ronda Rousey was featured in the show prior to her highly anticipated big league debut at UFC 157.

Please click the media player below to watch the promo:

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