Before I start, I am obviously ecstatic that the UFC had made it to the level of popularity it is at right now, both for the Sport as a whole, the fighters and fans obviously.
But a small part of me misses the excitement I use to get before an event because they would only have like 3 or 4 a year and the forums would be chaotic on fight day. I would pass up making plans with guys i knew other friends and girls to catch a UFC event I had been anticipating for months.
I still get ampped up before a UFC like tonight, but it's not the same level of excitement. I know it's because we are getting spoiled with the amount of events they throw, but a small part of me as I said earlier, enjoyed it even more with less events.
Before someone jumps out and tells me to STFU and stop complaining, I'll be the first to say I am not. Just reminiscing on the past and how the excitement level for me and I'm sure a lot of you was heightened with UFC's of old.
Dude, I am right there with you. Not only because each event was a huge deal, but also, the only way to win back then was to "Actually finish your opponent" which to me, is the foundation of a fight.
Adding rules, rounds, time limits, etc, etc. Are all what have allowed the sport to grow and become more legit. But I miss the days of 2 guys enter and only 1 can leave and that's it. There was no laying and praying back then, no point fighting. You needed to actually beat the guy to win.
Now, there are also so many fights and fighters that many of them are really kind of meaningless and have no legit hype behind them.
A lot of these events are like watching the Rams play the Dolphins. Yeah, they are pro teams, and they have to play, but do your really expect me to pay top dollar to watch?