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MMA: 8 Men Out

Originally Published: November 24, 2011
By Jake Rossen

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In the 1990s, when the Ultimate Fighting Championship had its feet held to the fire for perceived acts of brutality, most politicians and critics focused on the broken bones and bleeding scalps. But the most savage component of the sport might have been the emotional attrition required to fight three times in the span of an evening.

"Regardless of the outcome of the fight, when you're fighting somebody, it's exhausting emotionally," said ...

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