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Endeavor Group Holdings, which owns 50.1 percent of the UFC, as well as talent agencies WME and IMG, will buy the remaining interest in the mixed martial arts organization as part of a plan to become a publicly traded company. The entertainment conglomerate filed for an initial public offering with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday.

Endeavor had previously tried an IPO in 2019 but the attempt failed, in part because they did not have full ownership of the UFC which, according to the New York Post, is currently valued as being worth somewhere between $6 and $10 billion. While Endeavor saw revenue from many of its subsidiaries shrink during the pandemic, the UFC fared better than most sports leagues and accounted for 80% of Endeavor's profits in 2020. The holding company had more than $5 billion of debt last year but is seeking to sell equity to private investors ahead of the IPO and use the proceeds to buy back the remaining 49.9% of the UFC.

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When The Fast and the Furious (2001) sped into the psyche's of illegal street racing enthusiasts, with a penchant for danger and the psychotic insanity of arrant automotive adventure, the brusque bearish, quasi-hero rebel, Dominic "Dom" Toretto was caustic yet salvationally portrayed with the power of a train using a Vin Diesel engine.

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Japan continued its dominance of judo at the Olympics Wednesday as Chizuru Arai added yet another gold medal to the host country's haul defeating Austria's Michaela Polleres to capture the women's 70 kg class at Tokyo's esteemed Nippon Budokan arena. After choking Madina Taimazova unconscious to win a 16 minute, overtime marathon contest in the semifinals, Arai hit a foot sweep for a half point in regulation time to beat Polleres in the finals and take the gold.

On the men's side, Georgia's Lasha Bekauri returned from a shoulder injury at last month's world championships winning the 90 kg title by scoring a half point throw on Germany's Eduard Trippel in the finals.

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You can be as prepared as ever and still not get the results you had wanted or expected. You can put your heart into every training session, just to lose. The truth is when you step onto the mat the numerical results are out of your control. Sometimes, as mentioned, you can train harder than you ever have, hit a "near perfect" form and still lose. Ironically other times, you can run a form that you didn't think was your strongest with a few slight missteps and still win. Part of having a competitor IQ means that you can assess yourself and your performances realistically and make the proper changes, if any, (but there always are) moving forward to the next tournament. I'm going to share my evaluation process between tournaments down below:

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