An Orthodox Jewish rabbi hadn't thrown a punch in his life until he wanted to enter an amateur MMA fight. Yossi Eilfort's journey began six months ago when he joined forces with MMA fighter and judo specialist Thierry Sokudju of Cameroon and started training at Team Quest Gym in Encinitas. "I never thought that a rabbi would be interested in fighting," said Sokudju. "But I was stoked. He never quits." Eilfort had 12 years of Krav Maga experience, a self-defense system developed for military in Israel, but wanted more experience with mixed martial arts fighting.