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Boston MMA community rocked by marathon bombing tragedy

Call 617-635-4500 if you're looking for family members who may have been injured. Call 1-800-494-TIPS if you have any information on today's explosions.

Scott Cunningham

The Boston marathon is over.

Not because the last runner completed the 26-mile race, mind you, but rather because two explosions ripped through a crowded area near the finish line, killing two people and sending more than 20 others to the hospital.

A third explosion -- which our own SB Nation reports was a controlled detonation by Boston police -- occurred at the 600 block of Boylston Street, near the Copley Square site of the original explosions.

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is expected to return to New England later this year for its latest "Beantown" mixed martial arts (MMA) extravaganza after a successful debut back in 2010 with UFC 118: "Penn vs. Edgar 2." UFC President Dana White, along with some of his top fighters of past and present, including Joe Lauzon and Kenny Florian, among others, are all Boston natives.

Needless to say, they were distraught over today's tragedy.

Unfortunately, the more details that come in, the more gruesome this situation becomes.

There are a few uncut videos of the incident on the major news websites, if you have the stomach for that kind of thing, but right now authorities have yet to release a statement as they continue to deal with the terrible situation at hand.

A press conference is scheduled for 5 p.m. ET.

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