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Matt Murphy took a punch to the face – and then a few more while lying on the ground.
Things were not starting out great for the Tinley Park resident in his mixed martial arts contest on Saturday, March 11, at the University of Illinois at Chicago Forum.
“What was going through my head was I put so many hours into this, and one punch can’t do it,” Murphy said. “It’s going to take so much more than that to make me give up on what I worked for this whole time.”