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99 Word Flash: A New Dawn

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On June 15, 2017 (link here), Charli Mills (@Charli_Mills) prompted us thus:

In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that symbolically, mythically, mystically, or realistically involves dawn, as a noun or verb. Write about the dawn of time or the time of dawn, or the dawn of an idea. As always, go where the prompt leads.

Short-term and long-term goals peppered a vanity mirror in her bedroom. The very idea of vanity forced her swollen lips to slightly curl upward.

Hanging as suspended hopes in the swirling dried ink, she located the short-term square-reminder, dated April 22, 2017, plucked it from the mirror, and cupped it in her hands.

“Win pro MMA debut.”

A lost stare soon found direction when it dawned on her: flip the post-it over! On the back, a ‘break in case of emergency’ reminder revealed how to reset her winning mindset:

“Get back to the gym.”

Fight to Win Pro 38: Preview — NorCal MMA

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Black Belts, Brown Belts, Purple Belts—oh my! Though all the colors of the rainbow may be absent during Fight to Win 38 (F2W 38), the Jackson Sports Academy (address) will act as the end of the colorful arching trail for many of Northern California’s decorated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners. One-by-one, limbs will contort and airways will […]

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Benito Lopez: Fulfilling A Dream One Nightmare at A Time — NorCal MMA

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When the half-and-half hairstyle of Benito ‘Golden Boy’ Lopez (6-0) hits the pillow after a grueling practice, the needed rest allows the bantamweight to recharge his battery, and a reoccurring nightmare, in the midst of training camp, sharpens his deadly senses while competing inside the cage. On Episode 25 of the @norcalfightmma Podcast (link here), […]

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NorCal MMA’s Preview of Conquer 4 — NorCal MMA

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As the San Francisco Bay slaps the Port of Richmond’s shore on June 24, 2017, a tidal wave of fight fans and an assortment of skillful mixed martial artists, from amateurs to professionals, will invade the Craneway Pavilion for the fourth installment of Conquer Fighting Championships—Conquer 4. Since Conquer 3, the promotion’s President and Matchmaker, […]

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Isaiah Hughes: A Welcomed Welterweight to MMA in 2017 — NorCal MMA

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Since entering 559 Fights’ cage earlier this year to launch his debut into MMA, Isaiah Hughes (2-0) has grabbed the attention of every C.A.M.O (California Amateur Mixed Martial Arts Organization) welterweight throughout ‘The Golden State.’ The fighting pride of Arroyo Grande, California became a fan favorite inside the Visalia Convention Center at 559 Fights 54 […]

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Tyler Diamond Didn’t See Eye to Eye with the CSAC After TPF 31 — NorCal MMA

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While the foresight of CSAC (California State Athletic Commission) has caught the eye of the MMA community, no matter which side of the fence you’re on, for their vision to improve fighter safety with more regulation in regards to weigh-in procedures and weight classes, which was detailed in a ten-point plan as reported by MMA […]

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Jaime ‘The Gentleman’ Mora: Defending His Belt at 559 Fights 57 — NorCal MMA

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A true gentleman doesn’t make you wait, and Jaime ‘The Gentleman’ Mora (6-0), as a champion amongst California’s amateur mixed martial artists, will demonstrate a professional courtesy by defending his 559 Fights Flyweight Title, in a timely manner. Excited to be competing again on July 14th down in Fresno for #559Fights! Its gonna be an […]

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