Everybody is aware that Blended Martial Arts (MMA) is one particular of, if not the swiftest expanding activity in the planet. Everybody has at the very least herd of the Supreme Combating Championship (UFC), a single of the troubles some MMA followers have is that a greater part of the individuals that watch the UFC have only herd of the UFC and have no thought about other origination’s or fighters not in the UFC. Some would say that UFC supporters are not real MMA supporters. Others would say that the UFC is the Mecca of the sport and why observe something less than the best?
The issue or argument that will come from this is, are UFC followers actual MMA enthusiasts? You could solution this on both side. The 1st facet is sure UFC enthusiasts are real MMA fans. Individuals describe the UFC as the tremendous bowl of the sport. The best of the very best of the sport, The NFL of MMA. When compared to American football, if you look at the NFL and not Semi pro leagues or arena soccer you are nonetheless a soccer supporter. So you don’t need to watch other origination’s of MMA if you enjoy that one (the UFC) that’s all you need. So if you look at MMA the sport like football the sport and fighters as teams, the origination’s are leagues. Then indeed you could argue that UFC enthusiasts are in truth MMA followers.
On the other aspect of the argument you could say no, UFC enthusiasts are not MMA fans, they are basically UFC enthusiasts. You could say that just because every person is aware about the UFC doesn’t make them the greatest. There are fighters in other origination’s that are just as good as the fighters in the UFC. The only issue that separates the UFC from the other origination’s is the fact that they are well known. They have the marketing and marking that was required to get them out there and observed.
I say absolutely everyone is appropriate, initial issues initial, do not eliminate the messenger, but if the UFC is the largest title out there, then it’s not the UFC fault. There are as well many origination’s and fighters to keep observe of. To say that there is a person out there that understands each fighter and every single origination and if you never know that then you are not a enthusiast, then I will not believe anyone is a admirer. However, if you only adhere to one origination’s, then you are marketing your self short in the sport overall. I believe a enthusiast of MMA is aware about a lot more than one particular origination and more than one team of fighters.
In my opinion to reply the concern at hand you require to inquire one easy query. Is the UFC the only origination you follow? If no, then I say you are a MMA fan, if indeed then I say you are just a UFC admirer. I also say to you, if you even have to inquire oneself this concern, you currently know the reply.
Prior to I begin my list of best five fights I just want to say that I could have put any of these fights at amount one. All of these fights were interesting and introduced anything to the table which is why they grew to become immediate classics.
5. Diego Sanchez vs. Clay Guida- I am happy I obtained to view this battle stay on the Ultimate Fighter 9 time finale simply because it was a thriller. The instant the combat began these two fighters achieved at the middle of the ring throwing bombs. I am surprised that this fight lasted all 3 rounds due to the fact these men were landing vicious blows. Clay was certainly getting out punched but it was amazing to see just how sturdy his jaw was. At some stage in the next or third spherical Sanchez landed a good head kick that I thought would for certain stop the struggle but Guida held coming. This is a need to see battle and likely battle of the 12 months award winner.
four. George St. stand alone punch bag Pierre vs. Matt Serra one- This is one of the largest upsets in UFC historical past. George St. Pierre had been the most dominant welterweight in the UFC for a lengthy time and no a single thought he would shed at any time soon specifically to Matt Serra who has been in the UFC for a even though but has not accomplished considerably. When he got a title shot he did not let it go to squander. Serra caught St. Pierre with some challenging punches and the referee was compelled to cease the combat.
three. Tim Sylvia vs. Randy Couture UFC sixty eight- The 44 12 months outdated Randy Couture experienced been retired for more than a 12 months but decided to appear again to the heavyweight division since he did not believe it was quite competitive. The 6 foot eight Tim Sylvia had no thought what he was in for when he stepped in the octagon. Randy dominated the a lot more substantial Sylvia for all three rounds knocking him down 2 times in the course of the fight. It was a unanimous choice and Randy was champion once more.