Where has your like - o - meter for MMA fallen over the yeras from 0 (not at all interested) – 10 (the most interested I’ve ever been) In the early 90s: 4 It was novel. I didn’t like it enough to actively seek it out, but when I saw it while perusing Hollywood video it was always my first rental choice. Royce was definitely my favorite. In the Mid 90’s: 2 – 3 After Royce left, I wasn’t as interested. But guys like Remco Pardoel and Oleg Taktarov kept me mildly intrigued. Late 90’s: 6 I started training in Martial arts (BJJ, Kickboxing). Frank Shamrock was definitely my favorite. And I had my first hated heel: Tito Ortiz. Early 2000’s: 8 – 9 I saw my first highlight video of Kazushi Sakuraba, discovered there was a whole other MMA org worth watching, and found Sherdog. I started to become infatuated. Sakuraba was my favorite. Mid 2000’s: 10 The Pride FC HW division was one of the best divisions in the history of the sport (to this day). Fedor was the Emperor. They were doing HW tournies and OWGP’s. It was spectacular. I was a rabid dog of a fan. I started like MMA to an unhealthy degree. It was almost all I could think about. I would never miss an event. Plus for the first time in the history of the sport, the new reality show TUF, was bringing me a dose of MMA on a weekly basis. Fedor was my favorite. Late 2000’s: 8 – 9 Pride collapsed and I was crest fallen. But I was still highly interested especially because the very thing we debated most here on Sherdog (which organization had the better stable of fighters) was about to finally be put to the test. There was heartbreak and there was elation. It was pretty exciting. Fedor was still my favorite. Early 2010’s: 7 There was so much MMA now. I never thought that was going to be a problem, but I simply couldn’t keep up with it all. In the late 90’s early 2000’s any division had maybe 20 guys in it. So when a card happened, I knew everyone on the card, I knew their stories, I pretty much knew their records. I was very invested. By the early 2010’s it wasn’t uncommon for me to only be very familiar with the co – main event and the main event. For the first time in a long time, I started skipping cards if they weren’t extremely interesting to me. GSP was my favorite. Present: 6 I still love the sport. But I hate the monstrosity that UFC has become. The epitome of corporate greed. I can’t stand Dana White. The only time in my life I’m sure I’ve ever agreed with Brock Lesnar is in that Dana White feels like a poor man’s Vince McMahon. I can’t keep up with all the fighters these days and their story lines. Even if I wanted to, I don’t think I could watch every single event that is on. I do enjoy the access to so much free MMA (UFC Fight Nights, Bellator etc). I do enjoy the rise of women’s MMA. But very often I find most my MMA news comes from a cursory scan of Wikipedia once or twice a week. Having trouble picking anyone I consider my "favorite fighter." Maybe Lawler.