WHEN/HOW DID YOU START WATCHING MMA?
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12.29.2011 | 1:07 PM ET
Eventually I watched some fights but I really started getting into it in the summer of 2010. What really launched me from fan to super fan was the GSP-Kos Ultimate Fighter season.
First MMA fight watched: GSP vs Matt Hughes I
First PPV fight watched (illegally): Shane Carwin vs Brock Lesnar
First full PPV watched: UFC 124
First epic shock: Watching Brock Lesnar look like a ***** against Cain Velasquez
First Live event: hasn't happened :/
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12.29.2011 | 7:13 PM ET
- K1 Shields
12.29.2011 | 7:38 PM ET
I didn't really watch much MMA after that but I kept up with it, seeing who won and spent my time learning more about the fighters rather than watching. Then my friends dad took us out to the bar one night for dinner and it was UFC night and the event was UFC 117.
I never really liked Anderson at this point (Leites vs Anderson was the first fight I had watched online, and I was confused at what was happening as I didn't understand MMA much at this point, but it was a boring fight nonetheless.) and I thought this Chael Sonnen character looked like he was about ready to hurt this guy, and he did for 4 and a half rounds... Needless to say I went home that night a bitter man, with a new outlook on MMA and have not missed an event since (with the exception of Kampmann vs Sanchez).
"Anderson Silva you SUCK!!" - Chael Sonnen UFC 136.
12.29.2011 | 7:58 PM ET
My first exposure to MMA was with my dad renting old school UFC videos from Blockbuster when I was a kid; I always liked Tank Abbott. From then on I was vaguely aware of UFC/MMA (TUF ads during WWE RAW, Pride on FSN, UFC Unleashed) but was never really a fan until I had moved out with some friends in early 2009. With no internet where I was living, I watched a lot of TV and would catch WEC Wrekcage damn near every afternoon - the WEC really made me a fan! I liked Brian Stann, Urijah Faber, Jose Aldo, Rob McCullough, Jamie Varner, and Donald Cerrone a lot. This was around the time of UFC 98 because I remember seeing Evans vs Machida ads every day. Since then I've watched all the numbered UFC + Pride events and can't get enough MMA.
12.30.2011 | 12:18 AM ET
"A true champion, face to face with his darkest hour, will do whatever it takes to rise above. A man fights, and fights, and then fights some more. Because surrender is death, and death is for *******"
- buffalo ben
12.30.2011 | 12:21 AM ET
"You don't have to be perfect, just dont be fraudulant"
12.30.2011 | 1:00 AM ET
"The only way to guarantee failure is by giving up" Frank Mir
12.30.2011 | 12:54 PM ET
" holy **** did you see that?, baddest ***********er ever, hooooly ****" -Dana White seconds after Silva KO'd Vitor