The Good Old Days
ive been doing something that I recommend for yall, go back and watch some badass Randy, Chuck, Matt Hughes fights. To me, the golden age of MMA (so far) has been UFC 40-80. With Tito, Chuck, Randy, and the gang on top. And I've been asking myself "why was this era so special?" and I think Ive came to a tiny conclusion. The guys that were on top in those days, they weren't the greatest athletes. UFC didn't have Bud Light, they had Mickey's Fine Malt Liquor. The crowd was rowdy, but only half as rowdy as the fighters. Guys were on top that were born to fight. They wouldn't have been pros in any other sport, but they brought it in the cage. Im not saying guys don't do that now, but then was really spectacular. So if you're tired of talking Anderson Silva and don't have anything else to do today, go back and rewatch some magic. All the Chuck vs Randy vs Tito saga was amazing. Hughes vs Newton 1, Trigg 1 and 2 were great. And I cant remember what PPV it was, but when Randy came back and beat Tim Sylvia, wow I just rewatched that fight and it was amazing. From the very first punch, until the bell, exciting all over again.
So do yourselves a favor, whether you're a new fan or have been watching since Royce was choking fools out. Go back and watch the magic in those fights. If you don't know where to start, I suggest watching any of Chuck's title fights. Then the nostalgia will kick in and guide you the rest of the way. If you find any gems, please mention or link them here so we can all enjoy!