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The kick heard 'round the world

Updated: December 20, 2010, 8:58 AM ET
By Jake Rossen

I have a distinct memory of the first time my jaw went slack watching a mixed martial arts fight. I was 16, give or take a year, and a trip to the video store -- which has long since been paved over -- had netted a desperation rental of UFC 2. I do not recall what the motivation was to pick it up, but when you're a teenager, ad copy that promises "the bloodiest, most barbaric show in history" is probably reason enough.

That was the event in which Royce Gracie won the promotion's ...

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