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Michihiro Omigawa vs. Chad Mendes

Preliminary Card | Featherweight · 145 lbs | MMA

Chad Mendes defeats Michihiro Omigawa via 3 Round Decision

Mmaweekly large Chad "Money" Mendes
Mmaweekly large Michihiro "Michi" Omigawa

Mendes
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Round 3

Chad Mendes Michihiro Omigawa

"Money" "Michi"

9-0-0   Pro Record At Fight   12-8-1
Climbed to 10-0   Record After Fight   Fell to 12-9
-360 (Moderate Favorite)   Betting Odds   +290 (Moderate Underdog)
Us United States   Nationality   Jp Japan
Sacramento, California   Fighting out of   Tokyo, Japan
25 years, 9 months, 4 days   Age at Fight   35 years, 1 month, 3 days
146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs)
5'6" (168cm)   Height   5'6" (168cm)
66.0" (168cm)   Reach   68.0" (173cm)
Team Alpha Male   Gym   Neo Judo Academy Omigawa Dojo
UFC 126
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort
  • Date: Saturday 02.05.2011 at 10:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Herb Dean
  • Venue: Mandalay Bay Events Center
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Bout Billing: Preliminary Card (fight 5 of 11)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Prelims
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Omigawa Total Disclosed Pay: $8,000
  • Mendes Total Disclosed Pay: $19,000
  • Event Links:

Omigawa vs. Mendes Wiki Update Wiki

The first Spike TV televised bout of UFC 126 had Chad Mendes take on Michihiro Omigawa.


Mendes came out and landed a low kick to begin. On the next exchanged Mendes landed a nice right and then kept coming forward with kicks. Omigawa defended a Mendes takedown but then ate a big right hand from the power-punching and fast moving Mendes. Despite concern from the commentators that Mendes may have injured his right hand, he continued to throw with it. Mendes then landed a takedown and began looking to score from top position, yet found himself defending a straight armbar attempt from Omigawa. Mendes backed up to his feet and let Omigawa up, finishing off the competitive first round.


Mendes rocked Omigawa early in round two and then blasted away as Omigawa tried to defend himself off of his back. Omigawa survived the initial onslaught yet took significant damage. Omigawa, again slick off of his back looking for submissions, targeted a leg-lock that resulted in a scramble back to his feet. Mendes began to control the standing exchanges and blood ran from Omigawa's nose. Omigawa skillfully defended a Mendes takedown attempt yet found himself pressed against the cage and ate an elbow in the clinch. Inside low kicks from Mendes cracked into Omigawa's leg. The round ended with Mendes finally completing another takedown and landing a good elbow that tore open a cut above Omigawa's left eye.


Mendes shot for a single leg early in round three and in a scramble Omigawa missed on a guillotine attempt and fell to his back. Omigawa struggled off of his back for submissions yet Mendes controlled the action and landed ground and pound for the better part of two minutes. Omigawa escaped with 90 seconds remaining in the fight and likely needing a finish in order to win. A takedown from Mendes with under a minute left sealed the round and ended with a pair of big punches to the head of Omigawa.


All three judges scored the bout 30-27 in favor of Chad Mendes, whose record improved to 10-0.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:29 PM ET
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Omigawa vs. Mendes Fight Predictions

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Videos & Highlights

    Interview  |  Ariel Helwani Post-Fight Interview Video with Chad Mendes report dead link

    Chad Mendes speaks to Ariel Helwani following his UFC 126 victory over Michihiro Omigawa in this interview video.

  • Interview  |  Chad Mendes Post Fight Interview Video report dead link

    Karyn Bryant interviews Chad Mendes following his UFC 126 victory over Michihiro Omigawa in this video for MMA Heat.

Omigawa vs. Mendes Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

I hate this drive!
5 days
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Passin thru Rippon thinkin of @misskatiereilly
5 days
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RT @Davisrugrat: @chadmendes This definitely reinforces that gr8saying: "Every day is a holiday n every meal a feast".Exactly!thanks Chris!
5 days
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RT @dwomack84: @chadmendes hey dude I see the 559 were is that place?? Hogs are huge! It's right above visalia. Bout 45min south of Fresno
5 days
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Here's mike with the monster they shot a couple weekends ago. http://plixi.com/p/76235241
5 days
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This is where we r goin! If ur interested give Mike a call! It's awesome! http://plixi.com/p/76235003
5 days
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Gettin all packed and ready2go camping n pig hunting this weekend! Leavn today! With Mike Soares guiding u know it's gonna be sweet!
5 days
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It's been a great day! Signed my UFC contract, ate some awesome sushi AND got my house refinanced! Bam!! http://plixi.com/p/76091204
4 days
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Thanks guys!!! Just finished the shoot and interview now it's time for sushiiii!!!
4 days
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Boom baby!! Just signed my new UFC contract!! http://plixi.com/p/76034277
4 days
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@mark_munoz happy bday bro!! Hope u have a good one! It was great seein ya this weekend n Tell the family i said hi!
4 days
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Check out the buck I got on my trail camera. He shed his antlers already u can see the holes on his head http://plixi.com/p/75983897
4 days
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RT @jamesblack35: @chadmendes. My daughter just told me she wants me to fight and be on TV just like Chad Mendes.haha that's cool!
4 days
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Just woke up feelin a lil better. gotta eat n get ready for a pepsi photo shoot. Goin 12-5 then mikunis sushi baby!! Can't wait!
4 days
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RT @i_c_u_hater: @chadmendes plate/bowl hybrid = mind blown hahaha I know right??
3 days
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RT @MMAAdvertising: @chadmendes http://plixi.com/p/75824723 Sounds amazing Chad! Homemade? Yep I made it today
3 days
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I couldn't wait any longer I'm starving! Wild pig chili! http://plixi.com/p/75824723
3 days
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Still sick but feelin a lil better. Carpet is almost finished. I just made a pot of wild hog chili n it's slow cookin. Can't wait to grub!
3 days
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Gotta finish up the last of the moving then the carpet guys should be here. I just wanna sleep.
3 days
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Eatin some awesome taco salad then Back to work rippin the stupid carpet out!
2 days
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Gettin new carpet In all the bedrooms upstairs tmorrw. I've been bustin my butt all day packing n moving everything out of them. I'm pooped!
2 days
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Man I woke up with a cold. Lame!
1 day
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@MightyMouseUFC great job bro! U looked awesome!
1 day
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@aaronsimpson thanks Simpdogg! Sucks I keep missing ya on these trips. Hope ur doin good doggy!
1 day
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@NEWBREED04 hahaha sorry bro! Ur time is comin soon!
1 day
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It had to be done! http://plixi.com/p/75438678
1 day
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RT @JamieMussett: @chadmendes, huge UK fan, you were our fighter of the night! Awesome, can't wait2 see you tear through the division!thanx!
1 day
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RT @dukeroufus: @chadmendes I like the inside low kicks last night. Your striking is getting better every fight! Congrats bud.thanks Duke!!
20 hours
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Hooome!! Thanks again for all the support everyone!! It was a fun week in Vegas. Thanks @jbmma155 @JoeB135 @UrijahFaber
20 hours
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Gettin on the plane! Back to Sac-town. Time to do some fishin!!
18 hours
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Frantically trying to get the airport! Workin on about 2 hours of sleep. Had an awesome time with all my friends and family last night.
16 hours
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First meal after my fight!! Eggs Benedict baby!!! http://plixi.com/p/75225377
6 hours
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Waitin to leave the hospital. Great news it's not broken!! Time to relax and have some fun. Thanks4all the love guys!!
5 hours
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I wanna thank all my fans for all ur support!! Sorry I didn't get the finish. Might have broke my hand in the sec. Rnd gettin x-rays soon.
2 hours
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Bout to go eat at 2 then it's time to report at 3. I wanna thanks everyone for all ur support! U guys r awesome! Time to keel!!!
5 hours
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Just got back from the buffet! Back up to 158! Feelin great!! Gonna rest up then wake up and keel!!
23 hours
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RT @Scottrich204: @chadmendes those weigh ins were CRAZY!!!!!hell yea they were!!
23 hours
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I finally hit 146! Now the hardest part...the wait!! Weigh-ins start at 4. Then grub time!!
1 day
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gettin ready2go cut the last 4 lbs. Puttin on some plastics, a few Layers of sweats and it's on! Weigh-ins start at 4. Can't wait to eat!!!
1 day
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150!! I lost 3 lbs in my sleep! That's nuts!
1 day
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Just woke up. Gotta go do my weight check with Big Burt! Think light thoughts!! Haha
1 day
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RT @fantasticchaz: I'm more excited for the @mightymouseufc and @chadmendes fights than the main event. Thanks!! Means a lot!!
1 day
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@aaronsimpson that's what I have been hearin! I hope he does! U gonna be in Vegas this weekend??
2 days
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RT @vicclovesyou: @chadmendes thinks skinny,dream skinny, look skinny! Haha done!
2 days
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RT @FrankyRoe: @chadmendes what do u walk at outside of camp? Around 160
2 days
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Chad Mendes talks to IBN Sports about UFC 126 http://ning.it/gCW6ly
2 days
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Just fin. working out. Hit 150! Gonna eat a small sandwich n call it a night. Hopefully wake up 150 w only 4 lbs to cut. Feelin skinny haha!
2 days
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Just met up with my family now time to go cut some weight. Tonight n tomorrow r the hardest2get thru but well worth the pain! Almost time!!
2 days
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RT @EatLikeAChamp: Urijah Faber Meets His Toughest Opponent: The Block's Healthy Food "Stare Down Contest"... http://tinyurl.com/46jlno7
2 days
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Super pumped! All my family gets in today! Can't wait to see em all!
2 days
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Headin down to get a workout in. Feelin good!
3 days
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@chadmendes talks about his weight management for @UFC 126 this Saturday in Las Vegas. http://ning.it/fMwSzq
3 days
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RT @tedgruber: @chadmendes Makeup better be on call. HA! Hahaha! I know right!?
3 days
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Bout to start. http://plixi.com/p/74326417
3 days
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Just finished an interview for yahoo sports now headin down to do my pre fight interview and photo shoot.
3 days
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RT @Kyla24: @chadmendes good luck chad:) not like u really need it:) thanks!
4 days
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RT @RolandoPerez619: @chadmendes what up Chad?! looking forward to watching your fight this Saturday. Thanks bro! I'm ready2kill! How u been
4 days
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RT @MMAInc: Spoke w @chadmendes b4 he left4Vegas. I'm liking where his head is at.Can't wait4 126! @UFC thanks Meff! Wish u could b here!
4 days
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Just finished workin out. My weight was 151! I'm feelin lika beast!! Now eatin a turkey sangwich in my room
4 days
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Headed to whole foods with @JoeB135 @jbmma155 and some girl we just met
4 days
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Master thong just mixed guacamole sour cream and ketchup and he loves it! http://plixi.com/p/74116609
4 days
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RT @jbmma155: OMG! @chadmendes @joeb135 Master Thong & Burt "we rollin" Watson! Haha Burts the man!! http://t.co/luAJhn2
4 days
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RT @BrandonMichael4: @chadmendes did your fight get SpikeTV? Yea super pumped!
4 days
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Vegas baby!!!
4 days
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Sittin in the airport talkin life game plans with @jbmma155 and @JoeB135 master thong looks lost.
4 days
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All packed up and ready for Vegas! Leavin tomorrow at noon! Almost time! Night y'all!
5 days
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@lastcall155 true. I meant to say from the Wec
5 days
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Chad Mendes: UFC 126 5 Days Out http://ning.it/hguQy6
5 days
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RT @VisaliasMMAGear: @chadmendes Ushould b able2get them Chad MONEY Mendes shirts at Visalia's MMA Gear & VMMA of Hanford by this week!sick!
5 days
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RT @QUEST_K1: @chadmendes where can we buy one of those Chad, are they available in the UK? I'm not sure let's ask @formathletics
5 days
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Just finished my last workout at UF now grabbin a sangwich at sub express. My weight was great hit 153!
5 days
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RT @shortyvotes: @chadmendes, you were nominated by @Theresa_MI for a Shorty Award in #sports sweet! Thanks!! http://bit.ly/fa1gH0
5 days
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RT @ZumpanoAthletic: @chadmendes good luck man ko that dude. Thanks!
5 days
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RT @lindsburchfield: @chadmendes Work just got so much better for a Monday... look what just arrived.thank u!! http://t.co/pzOkRPp
5 days
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RT @JosephMize: Saturday's wardrobe YES! Yea buddy!! @Chadmendes http://twitgoo.com/1y4enn
5 days
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Just woke up gotta do an interview then to the gym for my last workout with master thong in sac before my fight!
5 days
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RT @NickyD240: @chadmendes so did I win the boat naming contest yet? Yep! "Sexual reelin" is the winner! Thanks! Dm me ur addy
6 days
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Just ate some fish tacos now gonna go rent a movie n chill
6 days
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I can't stop watching the guy get hit! His face is hilarious!!
6 days
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Here's the commercial! U gotta see it! http://bit.ly/gDZltC
6 days
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Hahahaha!! Just watched my new fav commercial! It's the zoosk commercial with the pro darts player! "mountain top!!" hahahaha!!
6 days
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Just woke up! Man I haven't slept in that late in a while. Feels great!
6 days
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Just got back from woodland. Awesome group of people today thanks everyone! Now headin to @giannapuppo bday dinner dt sac!
7 days
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RT @calisurfer6000: @chadmendes come not cone lol u know what I meant!
7 days
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Gonna be signing autographs today from 1-3 at 630 cottonwood st in woodland! Cone say hi!
7 days
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RT @JoeB135: @chadmendes is "carl" even in the running...hahahaha! Yea that was my second favorite
7 days
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As of now i think this one is my favorite! RT @NickyD240: @chadmendes "sexual reelin"
7 days
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RT @lindsburchfield: @chadmendes @JoeB135 @UrijahFaber No witch n her right mind would mess w this guild :)ahhahahaha! http://t.co/Kd30nt4
8 days
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RT @CourtSF49: @chadmendes my bro says "full of seamen" haha u would like that one sicko!!
8 days
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RT @MightyMouseUFC: @chadmendes nice. looking forward to your fight. Thanks brotha! Can't wait to see urs either!
8 days
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Just finished my last boxing sparing session with the guys now time to eat and REST!!
8 days
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Man I wish I was that creative! Keep em comin guys!! Some of those names r funny as shit! The winner will get a signed pic!
8 days
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RT @7Lisa7: @chadmendes Carpe diem??? :)
8 days
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Headin to the gym to do some game planning and intense drills.
8 days
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Hahaha thanks for all the names guys!! There r some awesome ones! This is gonna be tough to choose!
8 days
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Hey guys I need help naming my fishin boat! Anyone have a cool one??
9 days
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Hey guys I need help naming my boat! Anyone have a cool one??
9 days
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Bout to cook up the last of my deer steaks. Sucks I'm gonna have to wait till sep to eat more! Hopefully I get one!
9 days
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Sob!! I have to go back cus I didn't have the correct paperwork!!!! I haaaate that place!!!
9 days
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Sittin in the DMV. I'm guessing this is what hell is like?
9 days
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