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Whether you love it or hate it, the UFC has perfected the product offering. When fights are announced, they’re done so in a manner that excites diehard fans, casual fans, and can attract people who don’t know a thing about fighting.

Founded in 1993, the UFC struggled to get off the ground and create a profitable product. After eight years of flirting with bankruptcy and a lack of growth, the UFC brand was purchased for $2 million by Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta. …

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It doesn’t happen often, but our cell phones let us down. Screens crack, updates don’t work, and charges don’t last. We put so much reliability into our phones that when they let us down, we end up panicking and not knowing what to do.

Several months ago my phone decided to stop working. I did an update on my iPhone 7 and a few days after, my phone seemed to no longer receive a cell signal. I could use it on WiFi but if I was off of it, it was essentially a useless block.

This happened the night before a holiday and the Apple store wasn’t open the following day. I was stuck without a phone for at least 24 hours. …

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We’re in October and in many parts of the country, we’re still in quarantine due to state mandates. In New York, we have been home since March…eight months ago, and things still haven’t changed. Information from the top down is still muddled and murky, facts are still distorted, statistics can’t be trusted, and we were just told today by the president to not be afraid of COVID.

The Beginning

When COVID first showed up in the United States, we were told that things would never get bad and that it would go away quickly. For many Americans, I think that was the hope. It would be similar to the flu and go away relatively quickly. We were told that lie over, and over, and over, and over. Now, after eight months of COVID being in the United States, there are over 208,000 deaths. For those who say it’s no worse than the flu, the common flu kills between 12,000 and 60,000 Americans each year. …


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