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realprettyboy Getting close to that purple belt! #jeffcurran #ESTUSMMA #purplebeltnext 1mon

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michellethemachine #MMA pioneer and legend Pat Miletich, who is a commentator for #RFA on #AXSTV has words for #jeffcurran after the fight. #MysticLakeCasino #patmiletich #TeamCurranMMA #RFA24 #UFC @patrickmiletich @rfafighting @przman @suckerpunchent #stillalegend 2mon
  •   bodybybender When my cornerman had his car break down, Pat Militich and Matt Hughes were kind enough to corner me. Talk about a highlight of my life. 2mon
  •   michellethemachine Thank you for that comment @bodybybender - it is a perfect example of the kind of community spirit I see in the fight world all the time. @patrickmiletich must have been really excited to corner for such an awesome athlete:) 2mon

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michellethemachine The fight ended in the first round just two seconds before the bell when Blumer threw a right and missed, but connected with a back fist that dropped Jeff. Everybody understands that winning and losing are both part of MMA. It must surely feel bad to be the one who will not have his arm raised by the referee after the fight. Along with concern for Jeff's physical well-being, that's what Merrick Morland, the referee who called Jeff's fight, seems to fully understand at this moment. One of the things I have come to love about this sport is the abundance of #support, #goodsportsmanship, #camaraderie and #empathy among the #fightcommunity. Jeff Curran vs. Melvin Blumer #RFA24 #jeffcurran #AXSTV #MMA #mixedmartialarts #bjj #MysticLakeCasino #TeamCurranMMA #RFA #UFC @rfafighting @przman @suckerpunchent #stillalegend 2mon

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michellethemachine Today I will be posting my images from Jeff's fight and will let the photographs speak for themselves. #RFA24 #jeffcurran #AXSTV #MMA #cagefight #MysticLakeCasino #TeamCurranMMA #RFA #UFC @rfafighting @przman @suckerpunchent #stillalegend 2mon

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michellethemachine Today I will be posting my images from Jeff's fight and will let the photographs speak for themselves. #RFA24 #jeffcurran #AXSTV #MMA #cagefight #MysticLakeCasino #TeamCurranMMA #RFA #UFC @rfafighting @przman @suckerpunchent #stillalegend 2mon

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michellethemachine Coming from 20 years as a night time, long exposure landscape photographer, my skills historically have never needed to be very much about quick, decisive, fleeting moments. (My landscape work was made on a tripod with average exposure times of 20 minutes.) I am getting better at being fast now that I guess I am a sports photographer. I was quite pleased at having the presence of mind to put my body in the right place at the right time to photograph the team with the banner. Jeff's cornermen are Doug Mango, his cousin Pat Curran and Joey "the Real" Diehl. They hold the sponsor banner behind Jeff as he does that pre-fight bouncing and pacing that fighters often do. As I took my seat in the press pit with two other photographers next to me, Jeff paused with his hands on knees as his opponent, one of the Bash Brothers - Melvin Blumer, was announced. #jeffcurran #TeamCurranMMA @rfafighting #MMA #AXSTV #MysticLakeCasino #cagefight @przman #UFC #muaythai #nakmuay #jiujitsu #bjj #boxing #wrestling #grappling 2mon

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michellethemachine The boxing commission at #RFA24 would not allow media into the locker rooms. So, this is where the coverage of @bigfrogbjj 's fight begins for me. I was cage side all night. I'd be lying if I said I didn't enjoy sitting next to the cage for the fights, but that's not really where my skills as a photographer shine. I like to stay close to the team and behind the scenes. Regardless, I do have photographs that I'm pleased with, starting with this one as Jeff prepares to enter the cage. #RFA24 #MMA #RFA #jeffcurran #TeamCurranMMA #AXSTV #muaythai #jiujitsu #fight #fightphotographer #MysticLakeCasino @rfafighting 2mon

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michellethemachine Here's my first glimpse at #RFA24 from Friday night. A wonderful and disappointing night all at once. It was thrilling to be at an RFA production with one of the best and most legendary fighters I've ever met. It was indeed spectacular to see such an experienced fighter in the cage. Jeff Curran must know every trick in the book. And then, it was crushing to see him lose the fight to a strange accidental-looking back jab-type hit just as the bell rang to end the first round. As I have found out, things like this happen. This is how it goes sometimes. This is cage fighting. This week I will be posting my photographic responses to my time in Minnesota at RFA24 with Team Curran MMA. #MMA #RFA #RFA24 #AXSTV #TeamCurranMMA #jeffcurran #muaythai #bjj #jiujitsu #nakmuay #boxing #wrestling #grappling #jj #instagram #fightphotographer @bigfrogbjj @rfafighting @suckerpunchent #UFC 2mon

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redschafer Good luck to my fellow Pedro Sauer black belt & former manager Jeff Curran tonight @bigfrogbjj. He's fighting tonight in @rfafighting on AXSTV. This is us in 2006 after I won the @XFOMMA belt (right before Jeff got me into the @ufc). #PedroSauer #JeffCurran #RFA24 2mon

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fightnet TONIGHT at 10 p.m ET, #FNCanada and International presents RFA 24 LIVE from Prior Lake, MN.! Tune in!

#Repost @rfafighting
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This is what our sport is all about!

@CareerKillerMel and @BigFrogBJJ meet tonight in the co-main event of #RFA24 - Smith vs. Romero at the @MysticLakeCasino in #PriorLake, #Minnesota.

The event will be televised nationwide on @AXSTV and internationally on @FightNet at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT.

#RFA #MMA #AXSTV #LandOf10000Lakes #Minneapolis #StPaul #TwinCities #RFAfighting #MixedMartialArts #MelvinBlumer #CareerKiller
#JeffCurran #BigFrog
2mon

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drillerfights Today marks one of the biggest days in the history of #Minnesota #MMA as @RFAFighting returns tonight to @MysticLakeCasino in #PriorLake for #RFA24! The main card features five Minnesota-based #DrillerPromotions vets, including the main event bout between #BenjaminSmith and #TatRomero for the vacant Resurrection Fighting Alliance #welterweight #title. The co-main event will see the “Career Killer” #MelvinBlumer taking on two-time world title challenger Jeff “Big Frog” Curran. The other half of the “Bash Brothers,” Marvin “The Terminator” Blumer, is also set to see action when he faces fellow #prospect #DerrickMinner. 2014 RFA ‘Submission of the Year’ candidate Dan “The Hitman” Moret (7-1)—whose only loss came via decision to current RFA #banamtweight #champion Luke Sanders—will lock horns with #RobertMoffett (6-1). And rounding out the televised main card is #undefeated bantamweight prospect, Andre “The Diva” Tieva (8-0) making his promotional debut versus former Driller Promotions 135 lb champion #MattBrown. Good seats are still available and can be purchased at the #MysticLake Box Office. Only one suite remains! Doors for the event open at 6 pm, fights start at 6:30. The televised portion of the card begins at 8 pm on @AXSTV. #mixedmartialarts #mnmma #fightnight #titlefight #twincities #jeffcurran #danmoret #marvinblumer #andretieva 2mon

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pat_curran_mma By @rfafighting via @RepostWhiz app:
This is what our sport is all about!

@CareerKillerMel and @BigFrogBJJ meet tonight in the co-main event of #RFA24 - Smith vs. Romero at the @MysticLakeCasino in #PriorLake, #Minnesota.

The event will be televised nationwide on @AXSTV and internationally on @FightNet at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT.

#RFA #MMA #AXSTV #LandOf10000Lakes #Minneapolis #StPaul #TwinCities #RFAfighting #MixedMartialArts #MelvinBlumer #CareerKiller
#JeffCurran #BigFrog
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2mon

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