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MINNESOTA MMA NEWS
MNMMANEWS AWARDS: Fighter of the Year Print E-mail
Written by Ben Pherson   
Monday, 16 January 2017 06:31

The first time I saw Bobby Lee was at the state wrestling tournament in 2014. I was sitting on press row, and Performance Compound owner Dave Owens sat down next to me and told me to watch this kid who was training at his gym.

Owens said the kid probably wouldn't do much at the state tournament, but he said Lee had insane potential inside the cage.

Owens was wrong about Lee's state-tournament prospects. The Becker product advanced to the state semifinals for the second consecutive season and eventually finished sixth at 170 pounds. Lee had done the same the year before, falling to future Gopher Nick Wanzek in the semifinals before finishing sixth overall at 170.

But on the second part, Owens was absolutely correct.

Lee wasted no time jumping into the cage following the completion of his high school wrestling career. He made his amateur debut in May of 2014, just two months after his

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