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DevMahon

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New York Times Magazine Article

Shortly after he was released from California’s Avenal State Prison in early 2005, Shad Smith got a call from the organizers of an underground fight club called Felony Fights. Was he available? they asked. “I was just out of prison and out of money,” Smith told me recently. He was incarcerated for failing to comply with the probation terms of an earlier D.U.I. conviction, a relatively minor offense in his long criminal résumé. “They said they’d give me 800 bucks to show up and double that if I won.”

I thought people might be interested to see that the New York Times Magazine had published an article on MMA, so here it is.

Post #1   3/23/08 3:26:52PM   

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Of course the article that the Times has about MMA profiles an ex-con involved in a street fight not a sanctioned MMA bout.

Post #2   3/23/08 3:39:53PM   

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i thought that they did a fair job of explaining that MMA Fightersare not the same as street fighters..

Post #3   3/23/08 4:41:17PM   

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, blah, blah, blah. Give me another history leason.

Post #4   3/23/08 10:15:54PM