Jason Ellis: Shock waves

Skateboarder-turned-MMA fighter Jason Ellis is tearing it up on Sirius XM.

Updated: November 5, 2010, 12:01 PM ET
By Allison Glock | ESPN The Magazine
JASON ELLIS HAS A COLD. Not that you would recognize this watching him spar at Fortune Boxing Gym on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, nailing the mitts like cannon fire, his bald head a slick of wet, eyes narrowed to cobralike slits.

Between punches he explains that he won his virgin amateur boxing match, in November 2008, by knockout in 90 seconds, then moved on to an MMA bout in February 2009 and won that, too. "Now I'm going for muay Thai," says Ellis, "and I'm going to win that as well and retire undefeated!"