Months after getting TKO’d, 68-year-old grandma training for another fight

For one 68-year-old grandmother, Ann Perez de Tejada, her fighting career isn’t close to being over. Despite being viciously knocked out in February, Perez isn’t slowing down anytime soon, per MMA Mania.

“I had one cut about an inch long,” Perez told FOX News Latino. “I didn’t get rocked or nothing. I had a couple of bruises and a cut. I get more than that in practice. I train hard, I don’t just wander out to the cage. I do it because I love it, I can’t stay away. I’ll do it again.”

When I’m 68, I hope I can get from the couch to the refrigerator without much trouble, much less throwing hands in the ring.

Prashad is the Senior Content Editor for Cox Media Group's He considers Muhammad Ali, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce some of the all-time greats. Boston is TitleTown, in case you were wondering.
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