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Golden Era Of UFC Was Also A Golden Era of Pride, K1 and Boxing

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  1. CorpseApathy Purple Belt

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    What gives? During the 90s into the early 00s we had amazing talent and excitement in MMA, K-1, Boxing (Not the best era for boxing, but still very good), and even Professional Wrestling were all super hot. The UFC has maintained better than the others, and I think we're moving into a great era, maybe even a golden one, but right now the luster just isn't there, for myself anyhow.
     
  2. HockeyBjj Putting on the foil

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    Also the means of consuming entertainment

    TVs in every home, cord cutting and consuming everything online wasn't yet popular or really feasible. But internet enough to talk about upcoming events with people
     
  3. TheIrishPsycho Whiskey Belt

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    Yes, its been dyin since.
     
  4. dogsdonutsdragons Green Belt

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    I 100% think this was due to no strict drug testing and lots of new effective peds being accessible .
     
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    There was so many less cards back then it was more exciting, for me anyway. The market is now basically oversaturated. It's kind of exhausting.
     
  6. CorpseApathy Purple Belt

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    The definitely a big part. Pro wrestling started to become lame once the WWF won the Monday Night Wars, and they started marketing their product to children, and took most of the creativeness away from the wrestlers.
     
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  7. Unfinished Green Belt

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    Golden Era started when Conor McGregor made his debut.
     
  8. kflo Titanium Belt

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    Late 90s and early 2000s ufc had amazing talent??
     
  9. toe hold Brown Belt

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    Ahh, the golden era.

     
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  10. CorpseApathy Purple Belt

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  11. panem-et-circenses In the garden

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    K-1 had some decent moments post ‘early 00’s’, but Ishii went to prison for tax evasion, K-1 went broke, and obviously people don’t care about major heavyweight kickboxing anymore.

    Boxing is still good, as you said, with the Fury-Joshua-Wilder connection still providing entertainment and lolz. Inoue, Canelo, and then everyone else.

    UFC seems to have rebounded. I think the last era wasn’t very good outside of Conor, and the fooker held up divisions and became an embarrassment. MMA as a whole, though, is at a pretty low point. There isn’t much excitement outside of the big show.

    You have also been a fan longer than most. Things have changed, Pal. You prefer CNBC and mushroom soup. No more beer bongs for you.
     
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  12. TeenageMutantLesnarTurtle Brown Belt

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    They didnt align really. The UFCs peak was the few years after they purchased Pride. Prides peak was probably early/mid 00s, K1 arguably similar though some would say the 90s. Boxing wasnt anywhere near as good as the 90s which in turn wasnt as good as the 80s. By the time the UFC really gained steam the WWE was already going to absolute shit.
     
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  13. CorpseApathy Purple Belt

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  14. 613 Gold Belt

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    Ufc peaked around 2009.
     
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    We are not moving into a golden era because today's kids are weak as fuck. Best days are behind us. Tough guys are not being born anymore.
     
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  16. acannxr Red Belt

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    That's false; they started marketing towards children after the Benoit murder suicide, which was six years after the Monday Night War ended.

    For example, this took place post-Monday Night Wars:
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  17. CorpseApathy Purple Belt

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    Forgive an old man's memory :D:p. Also, war KRISPENWAH:
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  18. tramendous Silver Belt

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    No ufc monopoly
     
  19. ninja boot Brown Belt

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    K-1 was damn good 2005-2015. now i hardly even hear about the events
     
  20. djacobox372 Gold Belt

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    90's MMA was really shallow.

    I think you're remembering the mid-2000s... by that time heavyweight boxing was dead.
     
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