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Old 11-05-2011, 09:13 PM   #1
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Default Top 5 fights to show to a new MMA fan

What would you show them?
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Old 11-05-2011, 09:37 PM   #2
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Default Re: Top 5 fights to show to a new MMA fan

Griffen vs Bonnar
Rampage vs Wanderlei 2
Wanderlei vs Liddell
Nick Diaz vs Gomi
Sakuraba vs Carlos Newton

just 5 good fights off the top of my head.
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Old 11-05-2011, 09:49 PM   #3
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Recent ones:

Edgar/Maynard 3
Aldo/Hominick
Maia/MacDonald
Pettis/Bendo
Dos Santos/Velasquez
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Old 11-05-2011, 09:50 PM   #4
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Silva vs Jackson 1,2
Fedor vs Hong-Man Choi
Don Frye vs Yoshihiro Takayama
Jose Aldo vs Mark Hominick
Mchida - Shogun Rua 2
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Old 11-05-2011, 10:01 PM   #5
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Silva/Jackson I & II
Fedor/Randellman
Machida/Rua II
Silva/Griffin
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Old 11-05-2011, 10:11 PM   #6
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Some indertesting choices boys

But you really cant appreciate Machida Rua 2 without first seeing Machida Rua 1
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Old 11-05-2011, 10:56 PM   #7
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These are all fine mentions guys, I agree with what I'm seeing. I just don't think one can truly appreciate the sport with out seeing the first UFC promotions. I recommend watching UFCs 1-14, in their entirety, before trying to watching any other contests.

Before the first few UFCs, the majority of martial arts fans thought that top notch strikers could defeat anyone. The argument then was over which striking style was better. Most of the world had never heard of bjj. The game plan for the striker was simple. Don't let the wrestler, or judoka, grab you; and you win the fight. It's funny how easy it seemed to be able to avoid a clinch before 1993.

PRIDE may have given us better over all events, but UFC 1-14 is where the sport did most of it's evolving. BJJ had it's coming out party as the world's greatest stand alone fighting art in UFCs 1-4. Just when you thought bjj was all the rage, wrestling burst on the scene in UFC 4. Grapplers had taken over. It was soon known all over the few holds barred fight world that grapplers could beat any striker. That is until UFC 14. Maurice Smith shattered that myth when he picked up enough defensive grappling maneuvers to defeat, the then thought unbeatable, Mark Coleman.
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Old 11-05-2011, 11:55 PM   #8
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5 x Spider Silva fights
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Old 11-06-2011, 12:03 AM   #9
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This is exactly the type of thread I was looking for, thank you
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Old 11-06-2011, 12:24 AM   #10
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These are all fine mentions guys, I agree with what I'm seeing. I just don't think one can truly appreciate the sport with out seeing the first UFC promotions. I recommend watching UFCs 1-14, in their entirety, before trying to watching any other contests.

Before the first few UFCs, the majority of martial arts fans thought that top notch strikers could defeat anyone. The argument then was over which striking style was better. Most of the world had never heard of bjj. The game plan for the striker was simple. Don't let the wrestler, or judoka, grab you; and you win the fight. It's funny how easy it seemed to be able to avoid a clinch before 1993.

PRIDE may have given us better over all events, but UFC 1-14 is where the sport did most of it's evolving. BJJ had it's coming out party as the world's greatest stand alone fighting art in UFCs 1-4. Just when you thought bjj was all the rage, wrestling burst on the scene in UFC 4. Grapplers had taken over. It was soon known all over the few holds barred fight world that grapplers could beat any striker. That is until UFC 14. Maurice Smith shattered that myth when he picked up enough defensive grappling maneuvers to defeat, the then thought unbeatable, Mark Coleman.
well damn, this is a very nice breakdown...brings back memories too


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Old 11-06-2011, 01:11 AM   #11
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1) fedor vs cro cop
2) nick diaz vs paul daley
3) cheick kongo vs pat barry
4) wanderlei vs rampage x2 in pride
5) nick diaz vs gomi
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Old 11-06-2011, 01:39 AM   #12
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Maia/MacDonald
I swear I thought I was the only one who absolutely loved this fight. Definitely in my Top 5 Fights All-Time.

My one caveat with this fight is to be sure that whoever is watching has, at the very least, a moderate undestanding of grappling. If you do then damn if this isn't one of the most exciting fights I've seen.
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Old 11-06-2011, 01:40 AM   #13
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Wanderlei - Rampage 2
Shogun Rua - Lil Nog
Hansen - Sakurai
Azeredo - Buscape
Manhoef - Cyborg
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Old 11-06-2011, 01:43 AM   #14
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Wanderlei - Rampage 2
Shogun Rua - Lil Nog
Hansen - Sakurai
Azeredo - Buscape
Manhoef - Cyborg
yea buddy.
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Old 11-06-2011, 01:50 AM   #15
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I swear I thought I was the only one who absolutely loved this fight. Definitely in my Top 5 Fights All-Time.

My one caveat with this fight is to be sure that whoever is watching has, at the very least, a moderate undestanding of grappling. If you do then damn if this isn't one of the most exciting fights I've seen.
Absolutely. One of my favourite all time fights, made me a fan of both guys.
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