Originally Posted by khoveraki
Exactly. And I think it adds legitimacy if anything. Shows that MMA has evolved, that MMA is a sport that has a present and future but that it also has a past, it's not the new kid on the block any more.
Yes. I also think that it's not bad to make some kind of "living history" lesson so people may get curious on how all the sport had started. And it's not like they would put such a fight on every event.
Originally Posted by DonRifle
Thats where the respect comes in though, they have earned the spot on the main card and to fight in front of a full house even if it is a kind of exhibition match. The prelims are barely attended at the live shows.
You don't think they deserve it from the UFC? Without Royce, the whole thing mightnt of caught on at all
Yes. That's a question I asked to discuss in my thread "What if Royce Gracie didn't win UFC 1¿"
I guess, MMA wouldn't be a mainstream sport today without Royce Gracie winning UFC 1.