First MMA fight?

What was your first exposure to MMA?

Mine was sitting in a friends dorm room watching his old VHS tapes sometime around 2000-2001

In Particular Tito Ortiz Vs Guy Mezger and Tito pissing off all the Lion's den members and Vitor Belfort throwing about 25 punches in 5 seconds as he marched wand across the cage. Tank abbot was in there too

Miguel Torres vs Mizugaki, been hooked ever since Phone Post

No clue.. probably a UFC tape rented from the store.

I do remember the first Pride fight I saw was Ninja/Henderson on satellite

Royce vs. Ron Van Clief. The Black Dragon trained my instructor back in the 70s, so I was pumped to see him fight. In hindsight, I wish they had seeded the tournament to allow him to go against a striker. We never got to see how good Van Clief still was at 53! :(

UFC 1 live on a illegal cable box Phone Post

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lol and I remember my friend telling me this was fake HAHAHAHA, 6th or 7th grade, can't remember

TUF 3 on DVD, then TUFs 1 and 2, Penn vs Stevenson was the first PPV I watched live. Phone Post

me n a couple friends rented the early ufcs on vhs...no idea what it was,just some crazy ass fights to us,dont really remember too much


then in 1999 i had a subscription to espn the magazine...they had an article on tito and team punishment,i would give anything to be able to find that article somewhere online

Anderson Silva vs Chris Leben, I picked Leben to win LOL

Dean of Lean - What was your first exposure to MMA?



Mine was sitting in a friends dorm room watching his old VHS tapes sometime around 2000-2001



In Particular Tito Ortiz Vs Guy Mezger and Tito pissing off all the Lion's den members and Vitor Belfort throwing about 25 punches in 5 seconds as he marched wand across the cage. Tank abbot was in there too






 Mine was Tito Vs Guy as well.





 

I stopped watching it when I left University, I loosely followed I knew who Tito or Liddell were beating thats about it.

Started watching again in 05 when I started doing BJJ TUF 3 lol

Forrest and stephin Phone Post