Lesnar needed to win big fights; he had eschewed the more typical route where a fighter progressively proves himself against tough competition. “I understand that I’ve got 15 minutes to try and win. Javier Ojst is a senior writer for Pro Wrestling Stories. Lesnar went on to answer, “We’re going to come in and show Randy Couture that he’s just too damn old to be here.”. Jones recently vacated his light heavyweight title in order to move up to heavyweight ... where he's hoping to get a title shot against Stipe Miocic in the near future. Herring’s face looked puffy and deformed with the doctors evaluating whether the fight should continue. If Brock Lesnar wants a crack at Jon Jones in the UFC octagon, Dana White tells TMZ Sports he's down to make it happen! His goal was to be in the UFC and to become its champion. He also claimed federal and state anti-racketeering violations, fraud, and breach of contract. But then Brock Lesnar made a fatal rookie mistake by finding himself caught in a kneebar submission. “What a great opportunity. “He is a freak super athlete. He hadn’t buckled under the pressure. Falling just short of a million pay-per-view buys, UFC 91 didn’t become the best-selling event in the company’s history but was still an enormous success. He also battled severe health issues related to his digestive tract (diverticulitis), where he needed emergency surgery to have 12 inches removed from his lower intestine at the Mayo Clinic. In contrast, his opponents had very little footage on him, so nobody knew his weaknesses. UFC president Dana White had experienced a bad taste in his mouth after months of talks with Kurt Angle that went nowhere. Watch the UFC 141 pre-fight press conference with Dana White, Brock Lesnar, Alistair Overeem, Nate Diaz and Donald Cerrone. Once the bout commenced, Brock Lesnar exploded like a caged animal. Waiting for your permission to load the comments. Lesnar started at the top and wasn’t about to switch and become a mid-carder. On February 2nd, 2008, the Mandalay Bay Events Center on the Las Vegas strip was ready for the debut of “The Beast,” WWE Superstar Brock Lesnar in the co-main event of UFC 81: Breaking Point. Randy Couture had been away from the Octagon for almost a year in a brutal contract dispute with the UFC that saw dueling press conferences, leaked contract terms, and name-calling. “He made a lot of money in his career and achieved a lot of things,” admits Dana White. Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar is returning to the octagon. This work can be read by following the link above. He also accused the UFC of delaying the fight’s date to help Lesnar circumvent anti-doping rules and alleged he suffered financial damages as a result. Lesnar had the opportunity to become only the third pro wrestler in history (Ken Shamrock and Dan Severn are the other two) to win the UFC title. There are rumblings Brock is interested in one last UFC fight before calling it a career ... and the opponent could be Jon Jones. Coleman had never been a slick submission artist and never tried anything outrageous but instead stuck to head butts, elbows, and punches while he had his prey on the mat. Cuando los luchadores de élite Cain Velasquez y Brock Lesnar se veían las caras en UFC 121, era normal que la pelea terminara por... nocaut. Brock Lesnar UFC Knockouts and Highlights. UFC fans, used to mutual respect after the fights, didn’t quite know what to think. Donald Cerrone respects Nate Diaz as a fighter, but feels he's the best striker in the lightweight division. The light-heavyweight Mauler looks to continue his climb up the ranks with a once-postponed match against veteran Vladimir Matyushenko. Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone Moving Back Down To Lightweight, Jon Jones Says Israel Adesanya Fight Does Nothing For Him Other Than Big Payday, BREAKING: Max Holloway vs. Calvin Kattar Official, Errol Spence Jr. Brock Lesnar is legit. Not to mention a 2000 NCAA National Champion wrestler, that’s a freak combination. Coleman found himself behind the times and refused to add to his arsenal to stay relevant. Plus, two lightweights whose hearts beat bad blood meet in Nate Diaz vs. Donald Cerrone. I think that is more likely [than Lesnar-Jones]. He also has a few bylines on Pop Culture Retrorama where he shares stories of pop culture and retro related goodness. Still, Lesnar is a proven draw. If points were awarded for surviving rounds and having guts, Herring would’ve taken both. After all the trash talk leading up to their bout, Nate Diaz and Donald Cerrone break down their fight and show mutual respect at the post-fight press conference. Lesnar won the fight -- but his victory was overturned due to a positive drug test. Mir was a former world champion with a respectable enough pedigree, so fans couldn’t accuse the UFC of feeding Lesnar a glorified punching bag. The world was about to see a different Lesnar in his second UFC fight. Vladimir "The Janitor" Mayushenko takes on Alexander "The Mauler" Gustafsson at UFC® 141. Thanks for signing up. I have a very big heart for this fight game, and I’m going to be around for a while.”. But winning was what UFC was about, and it was unlikely that they’d stick with a main eventer that didn’t deliver. It looked like a bully having his way on the playground with a seemingly defenseless kid. But in only his third-ever MMA contest, Brock Lesnar took home a convincing one-sided win. MGM Grand Arena, There is doubt about a potential UFC return for Brock Lesnar. I’m going to seize this opportunity, and I’m going to seize that UFC Heavyweight Title.”. That is how confident the UFC was about these two men headlining the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Two of the most powerful men to ever don four-ounce gloves battle for a shot at the heavyweight title, as Brock Lesnar faces Alistair Overeem at UFC® 141. But he couldn’t dwell on this, for he had a much more experienced and dangerous fighter in Heath Herring waiting to face him and perhaps end his UFC career. An Update On The Future Of GLORY Kickboxing, Major Update On Autumn Sumo Tournament Participants. With Lesnar dominating the action on the ground, referee Steve Mazzagatti suddenly intervened and separated the two, claiming that Lesnar needed to be deducted a point due to striking the back of Frank Mir’s head. Soon later, at the University of Minnesota, Lesnar would compile an impressive 55-3 record with 23 pins, becoming the NCAA Division I Wrestling Champion in 2000. Jon Fitch beats the clock with a vice-like rear naked choke of TUF vet Josh Burkman at UFC® Fight Night™ 4. The Nevada State Athletic Commission later fined Lesnar $250,000, 10 percent of his $2.5 million purse, and suspended him for one year. Since the two sides couldn’t strike a new contract, Lesnar’s merchandise had to be pulled from the WWE Shop. His next opponent was supposed to be French striker Cheick Kongo, but instead, Lesnar would go all the way to the top and challenge for the UFC Heavyweight Championship. “He is a freak super athlete,” offered Dana White before the fight. TNA World Champion Kurt Angle, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, and The Undertaker were in attendance to watch the action. Unlike the previous UFC pay-per-views Lesnar had been a part of, this one didn’t have a name and was simply called Couture vs. Lesnar. Under significant pressure to win, Brock Lesnar’s first show drew 600,000 pay-per-view buys, with half of them coming from first-time buyers. McKee, matchup vs. 'Pitbull' are in near future, Keith Lee: Raufeon Stots just 'a pawn in my life story' at Bellator 253. In his memoir Death Clutch: My Story of Determination, Domination and Survival, Lesnar stated, “I don’t think Heath took me seriously, and that rubbed me the wrong way. Other than the unfortunate turn of events during his second stint in the Octagon, in his first run in the UFC, Brock Lesnar accomplished more than most fighters do in a lifetime, winning the UFC title and becoming the sport’s biggest box-office draw. His planned fight against Junior Dos Santos never happened. He was more composed during this match and methodically began breaking down his opponent. UFC® 141 Prelim: Ross Pearson vs. The US District Court for the District of Nevada ultimately disagreed with Hunt’s claims except for one and thus ordered Hunt and the UFC to reach a mandatory settlement. Against all odds, Brock Lesnar, a former pro wrestler, had come to arguably the most competitive MMA league, and in only his third contest, became the champion. Unfortunately, I have a black cloud over my head because I was a pro wrestler. Eddie Hearn Feels Bob Arum Disrespected Terence Crawford, Canelo Alvarez’s Trainer Likes Matchups With Spence & Charlo, Cyborg Plots Boxing Debut After Bellator 238, Andrade Signs With Extension With Matchroom. ?” had become Brock Lesnar’s famous saying in the UFC, and now people were taking notice. Randy Couture stayed on the mat for quite a while as medical attention surrounded him. Getting his start in wrestling as young as five-years-old, Brock Lesnar would go on to win the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) title at Bismarck State College. After they hugged, Lesnar kissed her around her abdomen. Watch their fight live on UFC's Facebook page - streams start at 7:15PM/4:15PM ET/PT on Friday, December 30th. Watch the official weigh-in for UFC 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem. His most significant advantage over Lesnar, who was now being referred to as “Superhuman” by UFC fans, was his experience. Vean a Cain ganar el cinturón peso completo del UFC ¡gratis!.DISFRUTA MÁS PELEAS DEL UFC Y OTROS DEPORTES DE COMBATE EN UFC FIGHT PASS: https://ufcfightpass.com/homeSigue al UFC en Redes sociales y website:Website: http://www.ufcespanol.comUFC Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ufcespanolFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/ufcespanolInstagram: http://www.instagram.com/ufcespanolSnapchat: UFCTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ufcPeriscope: http://Periscope.tv/ufcTwitch: https://www.twitch.tv/ufc I had a point to prove tonight: That I am a fighter. Still vivid in the echoes of his mind, he carried the nagging feeling of how he’d carelessly lost against Frank Mir in his UFC debut. Dana cut to the chase and asked Lesnar point blank, “What makes you think you can do this, Brock? Get TMZ breaking news sent right to your browser! Frank Mir was the perfect opponent for the UFC debut of Brock Lesnar. Before Conor McGregor, “The Beast” was considered to be the biggest star in MMA at one point outside of Georges St-Pierre. In June 2007, Brock Lesnar believed that he had turned the corner and left behind the stigma that came from being a pro wrestler after easily defeating Min-Soo Kim in his MMA debut at the massive K-1 Dynamite USA event at the Los Angeles Coliseum. By signing up, you agree to comply with our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Featherweight belt-holder Jose Aldo has a message to teammates Luis Ramos and Diego Nunes in the final hours before their bouts Friday at UFC® 141. Frank Mir was the perfect opponent for the UFC debut of Brock Lesnar. The UFC had what they believed to be a bankable name, and they were going to take full advantage of it. He later came back in 2016 but left again under controversial circumstances. © 2020 EHM PRODUCTIONS,INC. 03, 2010 SUB Arm Triangle 2 2:19 win. They’d meet again later in Lesnar’s UFC career under different circumstances. I really rushed that fight, and I made a foolish mistake,” admitted Lesnar. “I had Frank in a dominant position, and I stood up and fed him a foolish amateur mistake, and it was something we worked on a million times.”. Dana White had suggested to Brock Lesnar that perhaps he should learn to fight somewhere else and that the UFC wasn’t a place to learn to fight. Facebook streams start at 7:15PM/4:15PM ET/PT on Friday, December 30th for UFC® 141: Lesnar vs Overeem. Lesnar won the fight -- but his victory was overturned due to a positive drug test. “I don’t think Lesnar would come back again. [Photo: bloodyelbow.com]Brock Lesnar’s UFC debut was exciting but very short-lived. He had a lot of balls taking the year off and coming back to fight a young buck like me. Surprisingly, the fight ended in the second round by TKO. Once near the Octagon, he found himself directly behind Dana White. It's been a long coming, but now it's finally here. All rights reserved. For this second chance in the Octagon, Lesnar brought in seven-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champion Pete Medeiros to help him train. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. That’s what the Lord gave me. This led many to speculate about the possibilities for the former UFC Heavyweight Champion. Lesnar won the fight -- but his victory was overturned due to a positive drug test. UFC 141: Brock Lesnar Pre-Fight Interview Brock Lesnar prepares to return to the Octagon and defend his cage when he welcomes Alistair Overeem to the UFC. That’s a very rare human being!”, – Dana White on Brock Lesnar before his UFC fight with Randy Couture, “I want to truly compete at the highest level.”. The first round saw a very even fight with both men wrestling on the ground and taking little damage from one other. Fan interest would also quickly take a nosedive. A crushing hammer fist from Lesnar, coupled with more than a dozen more blows, pushed the referee to stop the fight. A battered Health Herring looked relieved to have survived the first round. Before the fight, 54% of fans texted that Randy Couture would retain his title. The iron-chinned Nate Diaz dares Cowboy Cerrone to knock him out... if he knows what's good for him. He bowed out of the fight against Lesnar, and instead, Pride star Heath Herring, who had more than sixty kickboxing and MMA fights under his belt, was next in line to face the intimidating South Dakotan. What Is Hakuho Sho’s Status For Grand Sumo Tournament In September? Jim Hettes improves to 2-0 in the UFC after dominating Nam Phan. "Look good, feel good, fight good." To make his presence known, he jumped down to the main floor, pushed his way through the crowd, and walked right past security. "The Kid" explains how the heavyweight title fight between Brock Lesnar and Shane Carwin factored into his strategy. [Photo: bloodyelbow.com]After the fight, but before the official decision, a riled-up Lesnar pretended to lasso “The Texas Crazy Horse” Heath Herring and acted as though he was riding ride him like a bucking bronco. [Photo: SI.com]Randy Couture represented Lesnar’s polar opposite. Frank Mir was no tomato can, and Lesnar would have his work cut out for him. Once presented with the championship belt, a humble Lesnar said, “I want to thank Dana, the UFC, and Randy Couture. The UFC was ignoring Lesnar, and he didn’t like it one bit. “If we win this one, it’ll be the final nail in the coffin [for Brock Lesnar],” said Heath Herring. A once in a lifetime opportunity. Mir was a former world champion with a respectable enough pedigree, so fans couldn’t accuse the UFC of feeding Lesnar a glorified punching bag. 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It took him four years to get back to the level he was before the car wreck, and the UFC came close to cutting him on numerous occasions. Take a look back at the best behind-the-scenes moments of UFC 141. Here is the story of how Lesnar climbed to the top of the MMA mountain despite not being wanted there in the first place. Heath Herring wasn’t sure if a mack truck or Brock Lesnar had defeated him at UFC 87. Brock came in here when nobody f—— thought he could, and look what he did. He proved me wrong.”. He initially nabbed a unanimous decision victory over Mark Hunt at UFC 200. That’s a very rare human being!”, Randy mentioned that Brock Lesnar’s straight ahead and one-dimensional fighting style reminded him of how he used to fight ten years prior. If you can teach that guy to move correctly, throw punches, kicks, and submit guys, that guy’s going to create problems. Lesnar called his fists “canned hams,” while other opponents reported that they looked more like lunchboxes! Alexander Gustafsson uses vicious Ground and Pound to set up a rear naked choke against Cyrille Diabate at UFC® 120. Play “I always say fighting is a young man’s game. But getting the attention of the premier MMA organization wasn’t going to be easy. They were wrong. What Does The Future Hold For GLORY Kickboxing? Duke Lesnar was born a few months later. Heath Herring had done all the buckling, thanks to Lesnar’s overpowering blows and demoralizing ground and pound strategy. He acted as if It was beneath him to fight me, and I was determined to make him eat his own words.”. Junior Assuncao, UFC® 141 Prelim: Anthony Njokuani vs. Danny Castillo, UFC® 141 Prelim: Jacob Volkmann vs. Efrain Escudero. Lesnar was going to have to beat Herring because he wasn’t just going to quit. The grudge match fueled by trash-talk and distaste will finally reach the Octagon when Nate Diaz and Donald Cerrone meet at UFC 141 Tonight! What’s a massive fight, if it ends up happening, is Adesanya versus Jones. They had to custom make 4XL gloves for him to use. Most of his fights had been for a title. Not to mention a 2000 NCAA National Champion wrestler, that’s a freak combination. Brock Lesnar was visibly disappointed with the result but understood that success wouldn’t elude him for long if he corrected some small mistakes. Much has been made about Lesnar’s free agency status. Brock Lesnar wasn’t content on being in the minor leagues for long. Five years later, Brock would set his eyes on a new field: Mixed Martial Arts. Breaking News And Highlights Around Boxing, MMA, Kickboxing, Martial Arts and more! He became the Heavyweight Champion. Since the two sides couldn’t strike a new contract, Lesnar’s merchandise had to be pulled from the WWE Shop. Frank Mir was no tomato can, and Lesnar would have his work cut out for him. Lesnar’s made a lot of money, and with his age and everything else, I just don’t see it happening. However, that would all change in August of 2007, when Brock Lesnar made his presence felt by attending UFC 74: Respect to watch Randy Couture defend his heavyweight title against Gabriel Gonzaga. With a record of 16-8, Randy “The Natural” Couture entered the fight as champion. Remember, Jones famously called out Brock in a post-fight interview back in 2017 ... and just this week, talked some trash on Twitter. All Rights Reserved. What he accomplished in a short time is amazing.”. Although Dana White claimed Brock Lesnar wasn’t ready for a title shot, money and Couture both said otherwise. Brock Edward Lesnar (Webster, Dakota del Sur; 12 de julio de 1977) es un exjugador de fútbol americano, artista marcial mixto [1] y luchador profesional estadounidense.Actualmente es un agente libre. Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar is returning to the octagon. No doubt about it, Brock Lesnar had arrived. “My amateur wrestling is who I am, and I’m going to evolve as a fighter. Brock Lesnar dominated from the start and rocked Herring with a punch that sent him tumbling to the mat, where Lesnar remained in control for the whole first round. He’s accomplished everything you need to accomplish. It wasn't the performance he wanted, but Danny Castillo wins a decision over Anthony Njokuani to close out 2011 with a record of 3-1. I’ll be honest, I didn’t think he could come in here with only one fight and compete on this level. All content © Copyright MM - MMXIX FIGHT SPORTS. Hear why, come Hell or high water, "Cowboy" will be ready to fight Dec. 30th. But, a Lesnar vs. Jones card would obviously be a big money fight -- so you'd think Jon would jump at the chance if Brock is serious. He gave me my body and my mind. “I’m an amateur wrestler first, and a pro wrestler second,” Lesnar explained to an interviewer after the show. Brock Lesnar shocked the MMA world when he entered the UFC and dominated as he had done wrestling in high school, college, and the world of sports entertainment. This post may contain affiliate links, which means we may receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something recommended. Fans will be able to see Lesnar (5-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) fight as much as they want going forward, but it will have to be in the “EA UFC 4” video game only. Almost immediately, Lesnar took Frank Mir down and pummeled the dazed fighter. Brock Lesnar is elated after becoming the new UFC Heavyweight Champion. Brock Lesnar had two successful UFC title defenses until losing two straight and retiring from MMA for five years. music: my own beat. Kind of. 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They soon found an empty room in the back of the arena where Dana sat with Lesnar and his lawyers. Disclaimer, Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, and Disclosure, The Pro Wrestling Stories Podcast to Return in the Fall (2020), Raven in WWE – Where Did It All Go Wrong? “You have a guy who struggles to make 265 lbs and moves like a guy who weighs 150 lbs. Overeem (45-18 MMA, 10-7 UFC) faced former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar at UFC 141, and the “Demolition Man,” who had finished 10 of … Top welterweight Jon Fitch is eager to return to the Octagon, and Johny Hendricks can't wait to show the world he's a top-level fighter. Coleman struggled once the UFC implemented rule changes to civilize the sport because he preferred the former no-holds-barred early days of the UFC where even blows to the crotch were legal. He needed to work on being a more relaxed and controlled fighter, polish up his game, and get himself back in the gym to prepare for his next fight. Nate Diaz locks in a killer triangle choke, then seals it with his signature Stockton salute. Nevertheless, UFC officials were ecstatic as it seemed Lesnar wouldn’t just be a flash in the pan after all, and they had one solid pay-per-view riding on his broad shoulders. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, Download the TMZ App on the Apple App Store, Download the TMZ App on the Google Play Store. But Mir also struggled with the after-effects of a motorcycle crash that had cost him his title and almost his career. We’re going to win this fight.”. If Brock Lesnar were to become UFC champion, he’d have to get through the tough veteran Randy Couture. August 9th, 2008, saw UFC 87 hosted at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota- the adopted home of Brock Lesnar. 09, 2016 Overturned ... UFC 116: Lesnar vs Carwin Jul. But once round three began, Herring was game and stood right in the middle of the Octagon to finish off the bout strong. Las Vegas United States, Copyright © 2001-2020 UFC All Rights Reserved. Now, UFC honcho Dana White tells TMZ Sports ... he's heard the rumors and says if Brock is "seriously interested" in fighting Jones, he's more than happy to put it together. Lesnar bought front row seats, but the UFC cameras kept far away from him. There is doubt about a potential UFC return for Brock Lesnar. Never shy about sharing his opinion, UFC President Dana White was willing to admit he was wrong about Lesnar, as recounted in the book, Shooters: The Toughest Men in Wrestling by Jonathan Snowden. Dana White and Craig Borsari put an end to the Fastest UFC Knockout debate as they break down three candidates with time-coded footage. 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Highlight-reel favorite Anthony Njokuani faces ground-and-pounder Danny Castillo in a battle of WEC vets, plus Ross Pearson dips to featherweight to battle Junior Assuncao live on TV and UFC.TV. They had no interest in dealing with another pro wrestler. Much has been made about Lesnar’s free agency status. Both prelim fights can be seen live and free on Facebook starting at 6:50/3:50PM ET/PT Friday, December 30. Gabriel Benitez vs. Justin Jaynes rescheduled for UFC on ESPN 19 on Dec. 5, A.J. Matt Bloom as Lord Tensai – Where Did It All Go Wrong. Sign up for our newsletter and get every update delivered to your inbox! Lesnar last competed inside the Octagon back in July 2016. – Brock Lesnar, before facing Randy Couture at UFC 91. In the pre-fight interviews, Lesnar believed that one of the advantages he had over other fighters was that he had lots of footage on everyone. If you can teach that guy to move correctly, throw punches, kicks, and submit guys, that guy’s going to create problems. Mark Hunt’s legal team went forward with its appeal for his lawsuit against the the Zuffa and Brock Lesnar revolving around their UFC 200 encounter in July 2016. [Photo: mirror.co.uk]Rena joined her husband in the middle of the Octagon. Once back to his feet, the crowd rained down their approval in appreciation, but there was now a new king of MMA. He is an old school wrestling enthusiast and the creator/administrator of the Facebook page "Classic Wrestling Stars." A much more subdued Lesnar didn’t taunt anyone this time. Please check your email for a confirmation. But Lesnar was on a different level and possessed the kind of charisma that drew everybody in the room to him. Brock Lesnar tapped out to Frank Mir’s kneebar in the first round. While Lesnar represented a brash and cocky pro wrestler, Couture represented the humble, respectful fighting culture. © Pro Wrestling Stories. The champion is back! Next in line was supposed to be former UFC champion and wrestling Olympian Mark Coleman who had essentially provided a template for wrestlers everywhere by dominating his opponents with his ground and pound style. A good-natured fan favorite takes on a dry-witted submission specialist - Nam Phan and Jim Hettes look to put on an entertaining bout. Kind of. He looked at me like I was a greenhorn, a WWE wrestler who didn’t belong in the Octagon with an experienced veteran like him. I guarantee you that. He can be reached by e-mail at jojst1@gmail.com. He then tapped him on the shoulder and introduced himself. "I knew I had to be going forward." A bitter rivalry finally comes to the Octagon as Diego Nunes faces Manny Gamburyan at UFC® 141. By 2002, “The Beast Incarnate” transferred his mat skills to the entertainment business by joining WWE and making his presence felt immediately. Brock Edward Lesnar (Webster, Dakota del Sur; 12 de julio de 1977) es un exjugador de fútbol americano, artista marcial mixto [1] y luchador profesional estadounidense.Actualmente es un agente libre. Mark Hunt sought millions in damages, accusing the UFC, Dana White, and Brock Lesnar of collusion ahead of their bout to allow Lesnar to use performance-enhancing drugs. I’m going to seize this moment. Brock Lesnar vs. Frank Mir, UFC 81: Breaking Point. To come back and fight Jones, it would be all about the money, and money is one thing that guy doesn’t need.”. Cuando los luchadores de élite Cain Velasquez y Brock Lesnar se veían las caras en UFC 121, era normal que la pelea terminara por... nocaut. 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