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26th Jan '16 4:39:32 PM Benne
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Today the UFC is one of the largest sports brands in the world, with Forest Griffin, Chuck Liddel, Wrestling/BrockLesnar and ''especially'' Ronda Rousey becoming household names, driving merchandising, spawning video games and the initiating the slow acceptance of the UFC as a competitive sport. It has far and away exceeded the Gracie's wildest imaginations of success and enjoys the same media attention and fan support the WWE enjoyed a decade before.

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Today the UFC is one of the largest sports brands in the world, with Forest Griffin, Chuck Liddel, Wrestling/BrockLesnar Wrestling/BrockLesnar, Conor Mcgregor and ''especially'' Ronda Rousey becoming household names, driving merchandising, spawning video games and the initiating the slow acceptance of the UFC as a competitive sport. It has far and away exceeded the Gracie's wildest imaginations of success and enjoys the same media attention and fan support the WWE enjoyed a decade before.
15th Dec '15 11:55:04 PM Benne
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Today the UFC is one of the largest sports brands in the world, with Forest Griffin, Chuck Liddel, Wrestling/BrockLesnar, Conor McGregor and ''especially'' Ronda Rousey becoming household names, driving merchandising, spawning video games and the initiating the slow acceptance of the UFC as a competitive sport. It has far and away exceeded the Gracie's wildest imaginations of success and enjoys the same media attention and fan support the WWE enjoyed a decade before.

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Today the UFC is one of the largest sports brands in the world, with Forest Griffin, Chuck Liddel, Wrestling/BrockLesnar, Conor McGregor Wrestling/BrockLesnar and ''especially'' Ronda Rousey becoming household names, driving merchandising, spawning video games and the initiating the slow acceptance of the UFC as a competitive sport. It has far and away exceeded the Gracie's wildest imaginations of success and enjoys the same media attention and fan support the WWE enjoyed a decade before.
15th Dec '15 11:54:22 PM Benne
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Today the UFC is one of the largest sports brands in the world, with Forest Griffin, Chuck Liddel, Wrestling/BrockLesnar and ''especially'' Ronda Rousey becoming household names, driving merchandising, spawning video games and the initiating the slow acceptance of the UFC as a competitive sport. It has far and away exceeded the Gracie's wildest imaginations of success and enjoys the same media attention and fan support the WWE enjoyed a decade before.

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Today the UFC is one of the largest sports brands in the world, with Forest Griffin, Chuck Liddel, Wrestling/BrockLesnar Wrestling/BrockLesnar, Conor McGregor and ''especially'' Ronda Rousey becoming household names, driving merchandising, spawning video games and the initiating the slow acceptance of the UFC as a competitive sport. It has far and away exceeded the Gracie's wildest imaginations of success and enjoys the same media attention and fan support the WWE enjoyed a decade before.
26th Nov '15 6:55:14 AM LaptopGuy
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Today the UFC is one of the largest sports brands in the world, with Forest Griffin, Chuck Liddel, Wrestling/BrockLesnar and Ronda Rousey becoming household names, driving merchandising, spawning video games and the initiating the slow acceptance of the UFC as a competitive sport. It has far and away exceeded the Gracie's wildest imaginations of success and enjoys the same media attention and fan support the WWE enjoyed a decade before.

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Today the UFC is one of the largest sports brands in the world, with Forest Griffin, Chuck Liddel, Wrestling/BrockLesnar and ''especially'' Ronda Rousey becoming household names, driving merchandising, spawning video games and the initiating the slow acceptance of the UFC as a competitive sport. It has far and away exceeded the Gracie's wildest imaginations of success and enjoys the same media attention and fan support the WWE enjoyed a decade before.
27th Oct '15 11:19:30 PM Benne
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Today the UFC is one of the largest sports brands in the world, with Forest Griffin, Chuck Liddel and Wrestling/BrockLesnar becoming household names, driving merchandising, spawning video games and the initiating the slow acceptance of the UFC as a competitive sport. It has far and away exceeded the Gracie's wildest imaginations of success and enjoys the same media attention and fan support the WWE enjoyed a decade before.

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Today the UFC is one of the largest sports brands in the world, with Forest Griffin, Chuck Liddel and Liddel, Wrestling/BrockLesnar and Ronda Rousey becoming household names, driving merchandising, spawning video games and the initiating the slow acceptance of the UFC as a competitive sport. It has far and away exceeded the Gracie's wildest imaginations of success and enjoys the same media attention and fan support the WWE enjoyed a decade before.
17th Aug '14 8:01:18 AM SeptimusHeap
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Because the sport was seen as inherently dangerous the UFC struggled in it's early years, despite the success of the sport and names like the Gracies, Wrestling/KenShamrock and Dan Severn, some of who would make a name in other arenas such as Wrestling/{{WWE}}. Then at the turn of the millennium Zuffa, backed by casino owners Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta, was formed, who purchased the UFC for $2,000,000 and reformed and restructured the event. In 2005 a real life television program was created, TheUltimateFighter, where contenders would be trained by professionals and fight each other to earn the chance of a UFC contract, in a Mixed Martial Arts cross between ''Series/BigBrother'' and ''Series/AmericanIdol''.

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Because the sport was seen as inherently dangerous the UFC struggled in it's early years, despite the success of the sport and names like the Gracies, Wrestling/KenShamrock and Dan Severn, some of who would make a name in other arenas such as Wrestling/{{WWE}}. Then at the turn of the millennium Zuffa, backed by casino owners Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta, was formed, who purchased the UFC for $2,000,000 and reformed and restructured the event. In 2005 a real life television program was created, TheUltimateFighter, Series/TheUltimateFighter, where contenders would be trained by professionals and fight each other to earn the chance of a UFC contract, in a Mixed Martial Arts cross between ''Series/BigBrother'' and ''Series/AmericanIdol''.
16th Dec '13 9:24:24 AM JIKTV
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Because the sport was seen as inherently dangerous the UFC struggled in it's early years, despite the success of the sport and names like the Gracies, Ken Shamrock and Dan Severn, some of who would make a name in other arenas such as the Wrestling/{{WWE}}. Then at the turn of the millennium Zuffa, backed by casino owners Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta, was formed, who purchased the UFC for $2,000,000 and reformed and restructured the event. In 2005 a real life television program was created, TheUltimateFighter, where contenders would be trained by professionals and fight each other to earn the chance of a UFC contract, in a Mixed Martial Arts cross between ''Series/BigBrother'' and ''Series/AmericanIdol''.

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Because the sport was seen as inherently dangerous the UFC struggled in it's early years, despite the success of the sport and names like the Gracies, Ken Shamrock Wrestling/KenShamrock and Dan Severn, some of who would make a name in other arenas such as the Wrestling/{{WWE}}. Then at the turn of the millennium Zuffa, backed by casino owners Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta, was formed, who purchased the UFC for $2,000,000 and reformed and restructured the event. In 2005 a real life television program was created, TheUltimateFighter, where contenders would be trained by professionals and fight each other to earn the chance of a UFC contract, in a Mixed Martial Arts cross between ''Series/BigBrother'' and ''Series/AmericanIdol''.
5th Oct '13 5:27:19 PM JIKTV
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The UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) is a MixedMartialArts promotion formed in TheNineties by the Gracies. Practitioners of Brazilian Jujitsu, they saw this as the [[ShapedLikeItself ultimate]] style of fighting, and held a tournament where they would face all comers to prove it. The competition was open to all comers, martial artists, boxers, wrestlers, sumo wrestlers, street fighters, [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot martial artist wrestling street fighters]], whoever felt they were up to the challenge. Royce Gracie, who used a variety of submission holds that fighters were not used to seeing, won three of the first four UFC championships. From here, it was apparent that being a black belt in a particular discipline was not going to cut the mustard, and so taking a page from BruceLee, competitors began training to become [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot martial artist boxing sumo wrestling street fighters]].

Because the sport was seen as inherently dangerous the UFC struggled in it's early years, despite the success of the sport and names like the Gracies, Ken Shamrock and Dan Severn, some of who would make a name in other arenas such as the Wrestling/{{WWE}}. Then at the turn of the millennium Zuffa, backed by casino owners Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta, was formed, who purchased the UFC for $2,000,000 and reformed and restructured the event. In 2005 a real life television program was created, TheUltimateFighter, where contenders would be trained by professionals and fight each other to earn the chance of a UFC contract, in a MixedMartialArts cross between ''BigBrother'' and ''Series/AmericanIdol''.

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The UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) is a MixedMartialArts UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts promotion formed in TheNineties by the Gracies. Practitioners of Brazilian Jujitsu, they saw this as the [[ShapedLikeItself ultimate]] style of fighting, and held a tournament where they would face all comers to prove it. The competition was open to all comers, martial artists, boxers, wrestlers, sumo wrestlers, street fighters, [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot martial artist wrestling street fighters]], whoever felt they were up to the challenge. Royce Gracie, who used a variety of submission holds that fighters were not used to seeing, won three of the first four UFC championships. From here, it was apparent that being a black belt in a particular discipline was not going to cut the mustard, and so taking a page from BruceLee, Creator/BruceLee, competitors began training to become [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot martial artist boxing sumo wrestling street fighters]].

Because the sport was seen as inherently dangerous the UFC struggled in it's early years, despite the success of the sport and names like the Gracies, Ken Shamrock and Dan Severn, some of who would make a name in other arenas such as the Wrestling/{{WWE}}. Then at the turn of the millennium Zuffa, backed by casino owners Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta, was formed, who purchased the UFC for $2,000,000 and reformed and restructured the event. In 2005 a real life television program was created, TheUltimateFighter, where contenders would be trained by professionals and fight each other to earn the chance of a UFC contract, in a MixedMartialArts Mixed Martial Arts cross between ''BigBrother'' ''Series/BigBrother'' and ''Series/AmericanIdol''.



The style of fighting has also evolved. As well as fighters needing two (or more) disciplines in order to be considered competitive, mixed martial arts has evolved into it's own style of fighting. Typically this would come in the form of basic punches and kicks, elbows, knees, and grapples where opponents will try and take each other to the ground, where they will either go for some variation of a choke, armbar or leg lock, or simply try and beat the opponent into the ground. One of the iconic sights of the UFC is for a fighting to sit on top of their opponent and punch them in the head again and again. Of course each fighter's training and experience would come into play, utilizing different moves and methods of delivery for strikes and holds, but this is a basic rundown of UFC UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts fighting.

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The style of fighting has also evolved. As well as fighters needing two (or more) disciplines in order to be considered competitive, mixed martial arts has evolved into it's own style of fighting. Typically this would come in the form of basic punches and kicks, elbows, knees, and grapples where opponents will try and take each other to the ground, where they will either go for some variation of a choke, armbar or leg lock, or simply try and beat the opponent into the ground. One of the iconic sights of the UFC is for a fighting to sit on top of their opponent and punch them in the head again and again. Of course each fighter's training and experience would come into play, utilizing different moves and methods of delivery for strikes and holds, but this is a basic rundown of UFC UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts Mixed Martial Arts fighting.
15th Aug '13 10:11:21 PM C2
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Because the sport was seen as inherently dangerous the UFC struggled in it's early years, despite the success of the sport and names like the Gracies, Ken Shamrock and Dan Severn, some of who would make a name in other arenas such as the Wrestling/{{WWE}}. Then at the turn of the millennium Zuffa was formed, who purchased the UFC for $2,000,000 and reformed and restructured the event. In 2005 a real life television program was created, TheUltimateFighter, where contenders would be trained by professionals and fight each other to earn the chance of a UFC contract, in a MixedMartialArts cross between ''BigBrother'' and ''Series/AmericanIdol''.

to:

Because the sport was seen as inherently dangerous the UFC struggled in it's early years, despite the success of the sport and names like the Gracies, Ken Shamrock and Dan Severn, some of who would make a name in other arenas such as the Wrestling/{{WWE}}. Then at the turn of the millennium Zuffa Zuffa, backed by casino owners Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta, was formed, who purchased the UFC for $2,000,000 and reformed and restructured the event. In 2005 a real life television program was created, TheUltimateFighter, where contenders would be trained by professionals and fight each other to earn the chance of a UFC contract, in a MixedMartialArts cross between ''BigBrother'' and ''Series/AmericanIdol''.
9th Jul '13 5:23:37 PM JIKTV
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The style of fighting has also evolved. As well as fighters needing two (or more) disciplines in order to be considered competitive, mixed martial arts has evolved into it's own style of fighting. Typically this would come in the form of basic punches and kicks, elbows, knees, and grapples where opponents will try and take each other to the ground, where they will either go for some variation of a choke, armbar or leg lock, or simply try and beat the opponent into the ground. One of the iconic sights of the UFC is for a fighting to sit on top of their opponent and punch them in the head again and again. Of course each fighter's training and experience would come into play, utilizing different moves and methods of delivery for strikes and holds, but this is a basic rundown of UFC MixedMartialArts fighting.

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The style of fighting has also evolved. As well as fighters needing two (or more) disciplines in order to be considered competitive, mixed martial arts has evolved into it's own style of fighting. Typically this would come in the form of basic punches and kicks, elbows, knees, and grapples where opponents will try and take each other to the ground, where they will either go for some variation of a choke, armbar or leg lock, or simply try and beat the opponent into the ground. One of the iconic sights of the UFC is for a fighting to sit on top of their opponent and punch them in the head again and again. Of course each fighter's training and experience would come into play, utilizing different moves and methods of delivery for strikes and holds, but this is a basic rundown of UFC MixedMartialArts UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts fighting.
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