War Room Lounge v54: I was there for Kimura-Gracie, solid crowd

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When did you start watching MMA?

  1. 1995 or earlier (includes UFC VHS release)

    30.6%
  2. 1996-2000

    8.1%
  3. 2001-2004 (Popularization of Pride)

    32.3%
  4. 2005 (TUF)

    3.2%
  5. 2006-2010

    17.7%
  6. 2011 or later

    4.8%
  7. Limbo Pete followed Hunto from his kickboxing days

    3.2%
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  1. Fawlty

    Fawlty Memesy were the borogroves Platinum Member

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    Old highlights are a mixed bag...but this one is pretty damn cool imo:





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    Odd Note:
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    Borne like a Spartan back upon his shield!
    O Hellas! Hellas! in thine hour of pride,
    Thy day of might, remember him who died
    To wrest from off thy limbs the trammelling chain:
    O Salamis! O lone Plataean plain!
    O tossing waves of wild Euboean sea!
    O wind-swept heights of lone Thermopylae!
    He loved you well - ay, not alone in word,
    Who freely gave to thee his lyre and sword,
    Like AEschylos at well-fought Marathon

    "
    ― Oscar Wilde



    "Time to go down to the basement for some more hauntingly delicious...have you guys heard of this Luta Libre thing?
    ― Count Chocula
     
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    LogicalInsanity Co-Founder of SDLS (Sexual Deviant Leftist Scum)

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    Ive been a fan of it since day one...watching it on pirated VHS tape .

    After seeing what Royce Gracie and dan Severn were able to do, I quit taekwondo and joined wrestling
     
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    Rygu R.I.P. Obie Platinum Member

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    My first UFC was UFC 4. I still remember it because we just had a huge snow storm so we didn't go out as we had planned. My buddy had a box so we chipped in and ordered it. If I remember correctly we called Blockbuster to see if they had 1, 2, or 3 in stock, they had 1 and 2 so we drank, smoked and watched UFC all night.
     
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    JDragon DOX News Anchor Platinum Member

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    I was here on Sherdog for highlight .avi files in the late 1990s. Also was aware of the Gracies at least by 2001 (aged 16/17). Still did not watch regularly until 2008 something. Brocktober helped.
     
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    Lead /Led/ Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I saw some cards previously but the point where I knew I was a fan of the sport was Evans-Salmon. After that fight, I found a small mma forum and got a lot of background and found out about other promotions. My high school didn’t have sports other than soccer or basketball so I found a grappling gym (they didn’t do gi oddly enough) about a half hour away. My school was smaller as well so there really weren’t other people I could find who liked it. The internet really helps you find people with common interests.
     
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    Gandhi War Room Deep State Platinum Member

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    UFC 2 rented on VHS

    UFC 3 watched on PPV.

    Was a big fan all the way through but obsession took over in late 90s/2000.

    Then BJJ started being taught at Tri Star gym and it got worse.
     
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    Gandhi War Room Deep State Platinum Member

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    I sense this boded phrase will be revisited :)
     
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    JDragon DOX News Anchor Platinum Member

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    Sometimes, all it takes is a great, tall guy who invites you for drinks despite claiming to be there with your female friend.
     
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    Try to understand, JDragon.
     
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    Lead /Led/ Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    He loves college football. I don’t think he’s ever follow MMA. Plus, that was before the ESPN deal so you didn’t see fights on at bars. That deal is going to expand the sport ten fold just because of how many people spend a lot of their time just sitting around at a bar.
     
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    JDragon DOX News Anchor Platinum Member

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    I don't even miss AgedFlatus at this point, you are doing a good job at impersonating
     
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    Don't encourage @Lead
     
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    Jack V Savage Secretary of Keepin' It Real/Nicest Guy on Sherdog

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    I used to get some real stuff put on puroresu mix tapes, and I had a friend bring UFC 2 on VHS over. Because of a different friend who was a hardcore fan from the start, I kind of watched everything and knew what was happening, but it took me a while to really be a fan. Then Belfort in UFC 12 was the first time I remember being excited about MMA. And then his losses to Couture and Sakuraba (terrible fight, though) added to that. Saku was my first real favorite (I kind of was rooting against Belfort). I still kind of didn't respect the sport until Nogueira's rise.

    The way I saw a lot of stuff was there was a video store near me that would have pirated Pride DVDs on the shelves shortly after the events, plus I'd get stuff on eBay. I bought a shirt with the name of the video store (B&J's), and I remember people would see it and start talking about Pride.
     
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    Fawlty Memesy were the borogroves Platinum Member

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    There was that awesome Pride DVD set that came out for around $200 for something like 15+ events. Not totally sure if that was legit but the packaging was right. Also used to buy DVDs from somebody here or another forum, forget who. Those were definitely pirated and came with the black and white photocopy inserts. Dude got shut down fast but he helped me fill out my library with stuff I couldn't find.
     
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    Sycho Sid Master of the world and the universe

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    So apparently telling for brown women to go back where they came from is not considered racist these days.

    Learn something new every day.
     
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    But not brown men? What kinda homosexual racists do we have in here?
     
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    I remember that sometimes the Japanese version would be available right away and there was a lag on the English version.

    Also, there was a poster (oYo or something) who would watch Pride live and post updates.
     
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    Fawlty Memesy were the borogroves Platinum Member

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    Surprised that one is coming full circle. When we were young, "go back to Africa" was popular and universally acknowledged as racist (except by racists), and went out of fashion because it became too racist even for racists. Shitty when the president does it, and especially retarded since 3/4 of them were born here. The Senate should censure him.
     
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