Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Melbourne, Australia
The article sucks, that much is obvious. Likewise the fact that the writer is just taking the piss and evidently doesn't know how much traing and skill is involved. To watch the likes of BJ, Liddell, Rampage, Couture, Fedor etc is amazing. Fair enough, the Kimbo fight was a fooken shambles, but anyone who expeted otherwise was kidding themselves.
I remember watching UFC 1 back in '93 and as much as I wanted, I never figured it would go mainstream. But it has. The more money is invloved the more politics and Excel spreadheets will follow with the inevitable bean-counters, lawyers and other various vermin on the Western World - including fight fixing. Don King did boxing great many favours in the earlier days - 1970's - but in the end he pretty much destroyed the sport in the name of the almighty dollar. Sure, everyone needs to make a buck, but there seem to be no limit to the greed often displayed. I fear MMA will follow suit. And back in '93 that thought would have been... well, totally unrealistic.