Some Holiday Reading: History of Early MMA

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  1. RockyBullwinkle

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    If you are looking for something to read instead of talking to the family this week, Cageside has reposted the Forgotten Golden Age of Mixed Martial Arts, an expansive series covering maybe the most important few decades in martial arts history. Hyperbole? I don't think so. During only a few decades at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century greco-roman and catch wrestling become massive sports in the west, judo saved jujutsu from extinction, hybrid martial arts which Bruce Lee borrowed from heavily were developed, and dozens or even hundreds of MMA fights were held. The founding of what would be the sport MMA that we watch today is literally from that time.

    Anyways, it is so good I thought I'd share:

    http://www.cagesideseats.com/2012/12/1/3713144/the-forgotten-golden-age-of-mma-a-four-part-series
     
  2. greatsantini

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    Already read them but I agree they are great and would also recommend them.
     
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    Subscribed, thanks for the link. Will read later
     
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    If you haven't seen ESPN's Pride & Glory it is a must read for any Pride/MMA fan.
    It goes behind the scenes with stories from fighters before, during, and after the first ever Pride Grand Prix, very interesting stuff.

    http://espn.go.com/mma/features/prideandglory
     
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    thanks
     
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    I confess I am not that interested in the history, but I did spend time yesterday watching old Pride fights. I may get booted for this - I saw Randlemann's suplex of Fedor for the first time yesterday. It was like MMA porn.
     
  8. RockyBullwinkle

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    I would mock you but I am much happier that you actually saw. That and Matt Hughes comeback against Trigg were the two things that made me a huge MMA fan.
     
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    Misleading article, the golden age of MMA is right now. Period of explosive growth in terms of audience and skill.
     
  10. RockyBullwinkle

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    I don't think so. The
     
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    I have never seen this before. Thanks.
     

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