The Professor Who Became a Cage Fighter

Jonathan Gottschall Steps Inside the Ring to Find Out Why Men Fight

May 3, 2015

As he was nearing forty, English professor Jonathan Gottschall took up an unlikely hobby: mixed martial arts. He writes about the experience in his book, "The Professor in the Cage," in which he explores the enduring appeal of fighting. He tells Steve Paulson what led him to step inside the cage with an expert mixed martial artist.