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One-legged man hopes to turn MMA pro

Originally Published: May 19, 2010
By Chris Perkins | Special to Page 2

Matt Betzold, a 26-year-old amateur mixed martial arts fighter from Phoenix, is in for a fight as he battles the Arizona Boxing Commission to get approved as a professional.

But it won't be the fight of his life.

The fight of Betzold's life came when he was 6 years old. He ate a piece of poisoned candy, and to save his life doctors had to amputate his left leg below the knee. As the story goes, the candy was laced with mushroom spores by someone who wanted to avenge ...

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