Meet the Florida Fire Drakes, a team of Orlando athletes putting the ‘hurt’ in the medieval combat sport of buhurt

Middle Ages meets MMA

By Mauricio Murillo and Victor Rodriguez

The sound of metal clashing violently echoes throughout the fighting grounds — referred to as a "list" — as six armor-clad men try to take each other down to the ground and win the skirmish. Leading the men is Cory Alexander, viewing the battle and ready to step in and offer coaching — or to lead by example by demonstrating firsthand the techniques that he wants his squad of men and women to employ...

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