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The Hurt Business: Ben Fowlkes Spends One Year Inside MMA Camp

MMA Fighting's Ben Fowlkes spent one year inside the mixed martial arts (MMA) fight team at the Grudge Training Center and other facilities in Colorado. He observed Shane Carwin, Nate Marquardt, Brendan Schaub, trainer Trevor Whittman as they go through the ups and downs in a calendar year.

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The Hurt Business: Epilogue

In the final installment of 'The Hurt Business,' we look back on a tumultuous year inside the Grudge Training Center, and try to make sense out of lessons learned in and out of the cage.

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The Hurt Business: The Price of Principles

"The Hurt Business" is a multi-part series that goes inside a professional MMA fight gym to examine the hidden lives of pro fighters and watch as fortunes rise and fall over the course of one calendar year. This is Part Six: The Price of Principles.

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The Hurt Business: Big Tests in Pittsburgh, PA

"The Hurt Business" is a multi-part series that goes inside a professional MMA fight gym to examine the hidden lives of pro fighters and watch as fortunes rise and fall over the course of one calendar year. This is Part Five: Big Tests in Pittsburgh, PA

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The Hurt Business: Little Victories, Tender Mercies

"The Hurt Business" is a multi-part series that goes inside a professional MMA fight gym to examine the hidden lives of pro fighters and watch as fortunes rise and fall over the course of one calendar year. This is Part Four: Little Victories, Tender Mercies

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The Hurt Business: A Big Night On Small Scene

"The Hurt Business" is a multi-part series that goes inside a professional MMA fight gym to examine the hidden lives of pro fighters and watch as fortunes rise and fall over the course of one calendar year. In part three, the Grudge team's lesser-known members fight for recognition and meager paychecks on a local fight card in Denver.

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The Hurt Business: Highs and Lows in the Brick City

"The Hurt Business" is a multi-part series that goes inside a professional MMA fight gym to examine the hidden lives of pro fighters and watch as fortunes rise and fall over the course of one calendar year. For part two, we follow the Grudge fighters to Newark, N.J. for UFC 128 in March of 2011.

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The Hurt Business: A Year in the Life of an MMA Fight Team

"The Hurt Business" is a multi-part series that goes inside a professional MMA fight gym to examine the hidden lives of pro fighters and watch as fortunes rise and fall over the course of one calendar year. This is Part One: A Hard Winter.

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