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Heden ready for MMA ring again

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When Frazee native Brian Heden committed to his Mixed Martial Arts fighting career, he didn't pull any punches.

Several years ago, Heden went full bore into his fighting career after he quit his job and sold all his belongings to his roommates for $100 and moved to Michigan, where he started training at MMA legend Dan Severn's Gym.


For four years, Heden busted his butt in the gym and slowly, but surely, he started building his MMA career.

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Brian Wierima
Detroit Lakes Newspapers Sports Editor for the last 15 years. St. Cloud State University graduate, who hails from Deer Creek, MN.