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“There is prejudice,” he explained.
“[The public] tend to connect it to criminals and stuff, which is totally unrelated and not true. I feel like it is journalists there who make all the wrong impressions of the sport.
“From my experience, I don’t have much energy left after my workouts to do anything else, let alone being some hooligan or criminal. It’s totally wrong to think about [MMA] like that.
“I feel like people need to change their minds about that.“