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Meet Fred Ettish, The Folk Hero Of UFC 2

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Saturday's UFC card featured one helluva beatdown: Jon "Bones" Jones turned Chael Sonnen into a bloody mess. But at least Sonnen was ready for what eventually hit him.

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On this week's excerpt from Slate's Hang Up and Listen podcast, Josh Levin tells the story of Fred Ettish, a novice who had to step in and fight at UFC 2 in 1994. It did not go well. (He is, for example, not the black guy in the above photo.) But Ettish eventually redeemed himself.

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