Yesterday, the UFC celebrated 20 years as a MMA promotion. That’s right – on November 12, 1993 the Octagon made its first appearance and an undersized grappler by the name of Royce Gracie helped change the world’s view on fighting. I had just turned 17 and was clueless at the time as I’d remain for the most part for another decade. Sure, I caught a few fights on VHS, but the lack of availability on a regular basis made it a hard product to follow unless truly dedicated. Finally, I caught a few PPVs in their entirety and was foaming at the mouth by the time TUF rolled around. The show cemented my love for the sport and here I am today, still as glued to the set now as I was then. It’s been a great ride so far and the next 20 years should be even sweeter! P.S. - Feel free to share your own story/timeline relating to the anniversary in the Comments section.
Welcome back to the 10-Point Must! Every week I’ll give my thoughts on ten topics from the past seven days with hopes the readership will contribute their takes as well in the Comments section. This time around, subjects range from UFC lightweight champ Anthony Pettis’ health-related woes to a Hall of Famer calling out a few peers to a quick look at this weekend’s epic lineup for UFC 167. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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