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The Janitor's last drive

The drive from West Los Angeles to Temecula, California runs a little under two hours if you're lucky. All concrete and parked cars and faded stars peaking out through the smog. Fortunately, on this night, Vladimir Matyushenko is as lucky as can be.

1994: The Decline of Western Civilization

In 1994, the UFC was happily embracing its "banned" substance. Keith Hackney was involved in two of the most talked about "spectacle" fights of the day, and the Gracie's still ruled the roost.

1998: Southbound (into the heart of darkness)

In 1998, the UFC was in its Dark Ages. Only a couple of states sanctioned the sport, and those were down South. Otherwise, it was a small flickering flame that stayed alive on Internet forums.

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