Dance out of the comfort zone: When the world’s most violent sport meets dance.

Watch Extreme Combat: The Dancer and the Fighter on BBC Select

Mixed Martial Arts is one of the world’s fastest growing sports – violent, bloody, ultra masculine. He’s repelled by it, but dancer and choreographer, Akram Khan, has resolved to get under its skin and design a walk-on for its biggest star.

Watch Extreme Combat: The Dancer and the Fighter and more acclaimed documentaries on BBC Select today. Restrictions apply*.

Extreme Combat: The Dancer and the Fighter on BBC Select

What motivates a person to train for ultra violence? Why are we drawn to its spectacle? And how much of MMA’s merciless attack mentality is inside all of us?

BBC Select free trial

BBC Select is available on Amazon Prime Video Channels, the Apple TV app and The Roku Channel for only $4.99 a month. Start a 7-day free trial and watch a range of acclaimed documentaries from the BBC and beyond. Restrictions apply*.

Black Friday offers

Subscribe to BBC Select on Amazon Prime Video Channels between 22nd November and 4th December to get the first 2 months for only $1.99**

Subscribe to BBC Select on Roku between 22nd November and 1st December to get the first 2 months for only $0.99**