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The year of the heavyweight attraction

Originally Published: January 12, 2011
By Josh Gross | ESPN.com

Welcome to 2011: year of the mega-heavyweight attraction in mixed martial arts.

Though it seemed in recent weeks that UFC's heavyweight division had lost steam -- its champion, Cain Velasquez, required major surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff; rumors swirled that the company's strongest pay-per-view draw, Brock Lesnar, wasn't keen on fighting; and the media regarded Strikeforce's heavyweight tournament with great interest -- Tuesday's announcement that Lesnar would coach ...

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