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GREAT HANG UP: MMA champ stepping up to knock out distracted driving

10:42 AM, Jul 10, 2013   |    comments
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GREAT HANG UP: Texting and driving is more dangerous than stepping into the octagon, says MMA heavyweight champ Dave "The Badman" Huckaba.

Huckaba's stepping up to help knock out distracted driving and says as a parent with a teen, it's very important  to spread the word.

The mixed martial artist and five-time heavyweight champion is working with Genny Claxton from Empire Driving School for a Day of Safety event in Colfax Saturday at 9:30 a.m.

Claxton says distracted driving impacts everyone and has seen drivers of all ages texting while driving. She advises parents to get to know the rules of the road to best help their kids stay safe behind the wheel.

The Day of Safety event takes place at 333 So. Auburn Rd. in Colfax. Call (530) 470-3446 for more information.

Huckaba's next bout in the World Series of Fighting is August 10th at the Citizens Arena in Ontario, California Huckaba was a student of Claxton's in the past as well.

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