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Rich Hendry Exposes Fighters in 'Fight Me'

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published:   Updated: Apr 4 2011 • References: richhendry & behance.net
In his 'Fight Me' photo set, Rich Hendry captures the raw essence of fighters in a way that no highlight reel can. These knockout images expose the hellacious shape a pro or amateur fighter must be in, as well as the inherent beating that comes with the profession.

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