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Delayed gratification is gratification denied

Updated: June 30, 2010, 5:20 PM ET
By Jake Rossen

There's a big lesson buried in the UFC of 1994-95, and it's something Scott Coker and Strikeforce should have done some remedial reading on prior to last weekend.

After UFC 1, an event at which Royce Gracie squeezed Ken Shamrock into submission, the biggest fight possible for the promotion was a rematch. Shamrock injured himself before UFC 2, but both he and Gracie showed up for UFC 3.

And were kept as far apart from each other as possible.

Uh-huh.

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