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Tavern proposes sanctioned bar fights

Updated: July 1, 2009, 8:50 PM ET
By Jake Rossen

A shelf full of alcohol, a surplus of testosterone and a giant cage. What could go wrong? Bartlett, Ill., bar owner Murray Friedman, for one, wants to find out.

Friedman has petitioned city officials for permission to hold MMA fights in his Bannerman's Sports Grill starting in August. According to the Daily Herald, Friedman got the idea when his outfit regularly filled up for UFC cards. (He also claims Clay Guida is a regular patron.)

Surprisingly, Bartlett mayor Michael ...

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