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Watch A Tory MP Get Pummelled By A Cage Fighter

Steve Baker MP took on Reece Coker, who trains people in self-defence. You'll never guess who came out on top.

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Meet Steve Baker, the Conservative MP for Wycombe. He decided to grapple an experienced cage fighter. This is what happened:

Well, that went well.

Baker was researching Combat Academy, a self-defence outfit that runs classes in his constituency, when he was challenged to take on trainer Reece Coker. Coker promptly tackled him to the ground, shoved a hand in his face, and left the MP writhing on the floor.

"He provides a lot of training in the training in the constituency," Baker told BuzzFeed News. "By making it edgy, it attracts people to give them self-esteem and purpose. I did meet several people who've turned their lives around, big lads who'd been bullied or not done well at school and lacked self-esteem."

And there's the hand in the MP's face.

Steve Baker

"What was really painful was the damage to pride," Baker added. "Reece is an experienced cage fighter. As an ordinary guy with an ordinary office job, I ended up flailing around looking foolish. He did put me down fairly hard. But the whole point is to keep ourselves safe.

"I think it would be a very good for other MPs to get pummelled by a cage fighter."

Watch the MP's first attempt to take on the self-defence trainer here:

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And watch the second here:

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All good training for the election campaign.

Jim Waterson is a politics editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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