Best year ever in MMA

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  1. dead joe

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    I was just wondering, which year was the most exciting, or represents for you the peak of MMA ? I started following the sport regularly around 2014, but have watched a shitload of fights from before that time, and somehow I get the sense that I arrived just at the end of a "golden age" (circa 2010-2012). Is it just a romanticization of the past from me ? Or maybe some of you guys think that it's always been uphill or downhill since the 90s ?
     
  2. gono btw

    gono btw Rounds...

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    either 1998 or 1999 or 2000

    > 1999. Rings´ awesome tournaments + Pride´s awesome fights that year
     
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    RoyJonesJr https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sMLUg7VdXo

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    2015 or 2016

    So many good fights those years
     
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    The last two years might be the worst ever TBH.
     
  5. Gambit MMA

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    id say 2009-2013
     
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    2019: The last year of MMA.

    #ufcisdying
     
  7. dead joe

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    That's the feeling i get as well. Does any one of those five years strike you as especially epic, awesome, unforgettable ?
     
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    2013 had gus-jones, gsp-hendricks, silva-weidman, aldo-edgar 1, etc.

    some big landmark fights
     
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    2003

    Fedor vs Nog 1
    Nog vs Cro Cop
    Randy vs Chuck 1
    Randy vs Tito
    Hendo vs Busta 1
    Sylvia vs Ricco
    Fedor vs Fujita
    Overeem vs Chuck
    Rampage vs Chuck 1
    Wanderlei vs Rampage 1
    BJ vs Gomi
    Gomi vs Hellboy
    Igor vs Cro Cop
    Carlos Newton vs Renzo Gracie
    Carlos Newton vs Anderson Silva
     
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    '01-'07 were the salad days.
     
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    Wait... I started following the UFC way before that then. Ok so I miscalculated, I'm just thinking the golden age is around 2010-2012 because that's when I started getting invested lol. I just checked and realized UFC 141 is from 2011, and that's the first card I remember watching.
     
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  13. dead joe

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    You make some good points.
     
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    yea 141 was lesnar vs overeem right?
     
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    YOLOGOGOPLATA Throw them bows

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    I hate that I became a fan after the Pride era. I've gone back and watched tons of stuff but it's just not the same as experiencing it live (plus any one who was a fan back then seems to prefer Pride to present day UFC). This list has a couple fights I haven't watched, about to check them out now!
     
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    2007 ufc 75 in london, rampage unifid the pride and ufc belts
     
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    Good old days
     
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  18. dead joe

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    yep, that's the one.
     
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    whatever year PRIDE was at it's peak was the best year of MMA
     
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