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MMA prodigy boasts lifetime of experience -- at age 14

Updated: August 19, 2008, 1:34 PM ET
By T.J. Quinn | ESPN

IRVING, Texas -- Drake Dudley tries to not move his face while his father smears it with Vaseline, but something across the ring is troubling the young fighter.

"He's wearing small gloves," Drake says, his voice distorted by his mouthpiece.

"He's wearing the same ounces as you -- 14s," says his father, Kirk.

Smaller gloves would mean less padding over the other boy's fists.

"Should I circle more or go inside?" Drake asks.

"Try to hold your center ...

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