MMA Champ Reigns At Riverside
New Haven Independent -

The best teachers lead by example. Nathan Russell does that as a physical education teacher at Riverside Academy. Russell is a mixed martial arts (MMA)  champion. He recently won his third belt at Cage Titans 49, one of the biggest MMA promotions in New England, and has two other championship belts from other promotions. He is the number-one ranked amateur fighter in his weight class in the Northeast.

I met with Nate in his office at Riverside. A transcript of our interview follows:

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