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Bret Hart, TMNT and Nick Newell

WSOF lightweight Nick Newell.

WSOF lightweight Nick Newell. (Credit: WSOF)

I'm unsure the last time I watched an MMA pre-fight video feature that included mentions of both Bret "The Hitman" Hart AND the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Thank you, Nick Newell!

Of course, Newell's back story is far more compelling than terrific pop culture references.

Watch the embedded video below to learn more about the Springfield, Mass., native as Newell prepares to fight Keon Caldwell at World Series of Fighting 4 in Ontario, Calif., on Aug. 10.

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