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Fighting a bad image

The promoter of a fledgling sport finally has his day, but bigger brawls await him

By Jack Encarnacao
Globe Correspondent / June 21, 2005

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Fight promoter Mike Varner had never done this before. In an effort to counter negative perceptions about mixed martial arts -- sometimes referred to as ultimate or extreme fighting -- he brought out a dozen artists skilled in various disciplines. (Full article: 1525 words)

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