Originally Posted by IG2D
I think what I would like to do is sit them down and take them the story - show them half a dozen fights from UFC 1-4 - culminating in Royce vs Sevren! and then try and represent the different influences of wresting / take down defense and re-establishment of the importance of striking - the recognition of boxing as one of the most effective striking disciplines - culminating in the importance of a genuine cross-discipline mix of martial arts
that's what I would do anyway...
I actually did exactly that with my girlfriend, and it was great trip down memory lane for me as well. For a new MMA fan they have to see the beginning to appreciate where things are now. And to see Royce at 170 dominating those big guys, before big tough guys figured out they needed a ground game.
Spike came out with a Gracie tribute not too long ago that did a great job of giving the history of UFC. That's a highly recommend for a new fan as well. Great job on this list of fights!