lets take a time machine back 15 years.
now think of the day when events would be "watered down", too mainstream and happening far too often for me to get interested.
as in the present.
fuk all of you.
i'll watch every mixed martial arts fight and love it until my dying breathe.
the thought of paying customers makes me chuckle.
I am in agreement that MMA is overall the best it has ever been, but as a growing sport it has different problems, just like it had different problems in 2002 from those it had in 1995, the problems it has are just different, but overall, with every passing year MMA has overall progressed FOR THE MOST PART (I still want to see up kicks brought back for example).
I just saw this as a nostalgia thread for complaining about certain things we jaded early MMA fans enjoyed that have perhaps changed for the worse (more annoying fans comes with more fans...but is worth the trade off, people didn't claim to know what they were talking about when MMA came up all the time...but the trade off is that they know what it is now, etc)....
I'll always love MMA...but that doesn't mean there is not room for constructive criticism and the sport does need to be kept in check in certain ways (I am not saying WE can do it) because there are ways it could "progress" in a direction that is not altogether great.
There are certain things that can be learned from both failures and successes of the past.
It's got more growing to do, and there's nothing wrong with reminiscing about the old days, because in a way, things were more "pure", despite being an overall far worse product overall, IMO of course.
Last edited by Toehold; 12-24-2012 at 12:58 AM.
Favorite moments in mma:
Watching Royce submit steroid fukers left and right in the first UFC tourneys.
Rampage KO'ing chuck part 2 and the white fans boo'ing him.
BJ penn rnc Hughes and becoming the 2 belt champ.
Fedor on his crazy winning streak, choking out Timmy in a minute.
Cain KOing Brock and ending his hype machine.
Those were the days....mma these days have made me lack interest in it...maybe because it's too commercial and over saturated with pure athletes and less passion and warrior spirit from the fighters and more game planning and point fighting.
^^Love those moments, a few of them, I was there live for.
BJ didn't get his 2nd belt until he beat Joe Daddy though. Beating Hughes was when he stepped up out of nowhere and won. Same night Mir cracked Timmays arm if I'm not mistaken. I don't think there was even a LW belt at the time though, Yves was the "peoples champ"
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