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6 at UFC 181 but the champion had to beg off due to an unexpected broken hand.
It's not that I don't think there's a place for the old steadies in the do-everything Biennial ideal, but in this installment the curators seem to have made a decision: When it comes to all but the most recent art, they have opted to beg off attempting anything like a general survey of the best and most vital work done in the last two years.
2, 3 and 4 will be running and walking it, but Sons 1, 5 and 6 had to beg off,'' she said Wednesday morning, after completing a three- mile training run.
But sometimes, it's just laziness masked by false humility, as in when we're not interested in trying something new, and we beg off by protesting that we lack the talent for the job.
Ringer tried to beg off, protesting she was still too heavy and out of shape, but Fayette insisted.