At the time of writing, UFC 200 is not long in the rear-view mirror. The sport of MMA is barely recognisable from the spectacle that was UFC 1, back in 1993. You don’t have to have watched all of the previous events from all the major MMA promotions to understand the sport, or to appreciate the evolution of the sport. You might wish you had the time and money to sit down and watch every event from history. Well, I have neither, but I’m going to give it a shot anyway.
I’ll start at ‘The Beginning’ (UFC 1), work through the UFC events chronologically, and as other promotions like Pride and WEC launch, add those in. It’ll be a chance to watch the sport develop, see the fighters move from one promotion to another and see MMA transition from the brutal ‘No Holds Barred’ early years, through its codifying infancy and into the highly professional modern game we see today.
My commentary will sometimes attempt a bit of humour and may be a little irreverent in places. However, don’t mistake my attempts at light hearted banter as disrespect for the fighters. I have the utmost respect for ANY man or woman that steps into the cage/ring and puts it on the line for our entertainment. Very easy to critisise from the arm chair, but we should always remember, “those that can; fight…those that can’t; blog.” To read the classic MMA event articles go to:
As well as reviewing historic MMA events, I will preview and review current events and make a few predictions. I’ll be putting my money where my mouth is and backing my predictions. To read these modern event articles check out:
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