First Event you saw and Format First Live PPV you Saw (where) First Live Event you attended First Fighter you were a big fan of (has that changed) First Fighter you really despised (has that changed) Any other firsts: First Event: UFC 1, but I saw it in 1996. I rented the VHS from Hollywood video. First Live PPV: 1999, UFC 19 - Maurice Smith vs. Kevin Randleman. I saw it at Britannia Arms (a bar) in Cupertino CA. Interestingly, it would be a long time after that before I ever found another bar that showed a UFC and I think it was the first and last time that bar did. First Live Event attended: 2003, UFC 43 Randy Couture vs. Chuck Liddell. My now ex - girlfriend bought us the tickets. We fought the whole way to Vegas and barely ended up attending the actual event. I'm so glad we did though, it was a good one. First Fighter you were a big fan of: Easy, Royce Gracie. I'm sure that is mostly true for just about everyone that started at UFC 1. I also really liked Remco Pardoel back then as well. But Royce was my favorite for sure. I still like Royce, but I don't hold him in as high esteem as I did back then. First Fighter you really despised: Tank Abbott. Over time, I don't dislike him as much, but still not a huge fan. If you can think of other MMA firsts, feel free to share.