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Bare knuckle fighting isn’t for everybody, but Felipe Chavez says it’s definitely for him.

“I love it. I love striking, I love boxing,” he says with a smile.

“But the thing I love most about bare knuckle is that you really don’t take as much damage as other sports. I consider myself to be pretty smart – I have a great job outside of fighting – and as someone who’s always tried their best to protect their brain, I really appreciate the fighter safety aspect of bare knuckle.

“If you’re better than your opponent, you’ll probably end the fight soon, or vice versa. But with boxing, you’re just getting your head pounded on for 12 rounds and taking a ton of unnecessary damage.”

Training for fights is a family affair for Chavez, who will usually be flanked by his two teenage sons on long runs and in the gym.

“I get home from work and they’re waiting for me with their gym bags. When I’m not working, they wake me up to ask when we’re going to train that day,” he says, laughing.

“It’s something that we do together as a family. As a parent, you want to be involved

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