View Full Version : How Long Have You Been Into/Followed The Sport Of MMA For?


Southpaw16BF
03-25-2010, 12:49 AM
Well? How many years have you been watching/following MMA for?

rainmaker89
03-25-2010, 02:49 AM
2 and 1/2 years...i wish i was around for the pride days..

MoneyMayMafia
03-25-2010, 03:33 AM
back when everyone was still on tito and chucks dick

-Swizzy-
03-25-2010, 03:45 AM
I was a VERY casual MMA fan in the 90's and early 2000's but I really became a serious fan maybe about 6 years ago.

Gojira
03-25-2010, 04:03 AM
Only since joining boxing scene. i wish i was around for the pride days.

AKATheMack
03-25-2010, 05:35 AM
UFC 6. Whatever year that was.

Clegg
03-25-2010, 06:27 AM
Just under a year. Really liked the UFC game and wanted to see them in real life lol.

KESSLER
03-25-2010, 07:31 AM
I had Ultimate Fighting Championship for the PS1 in 2000, then it just took off from there.

Mr. Beelzebub
03-25-2010, 09:16 AM
Since 1993, the early UFC and Pancrase days.

kaps
03-25-2010, 09:27 AM
Since 1993, the early UFC and Pancrase days.

About the same, I was watching Pancrase and vale tudo tapes before UFC came out...

Savino
03-25-2010, 11:03 AM
Used to watch it on tapes as a kid but never really got into it proper. My dad was more of a fan and would watch it when he does. I'd say started becoming a real fan at around UFC 48.

American_Ninja
03-25-2010, 01:14 PM
Since the original UFC 1.

snakey112
03-25-2010, 01:57 PM
since 2005, the ultimate fighter season 1 got me into it

res
03-25-2010, 03:19 PM
Don't really watch it regularly now, once in a while, but I kept up with it from

about this time


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i3raintwo
03-25-2010, 06:41 PM
2002 when backyard boxing in high school became boring and we discovered MMA. ha stupid things kids do...

Virgil Caine
03-26-2010, 04:29 AM
My cousin watched 1-6 live on PPV with his father and told me about them. (After that, his dad quit ordering them because of the rule changes.) I subsequently got sick in I think it was '96 or '97 and watched all of the UFC and other fighting events that I could rent from hollywood video. I was in middle school at the time.

M Deezy
03-26-2010, 04:34 AM
I think either early 1999 is when i first started watching MMA.

Virgil Caine
03-26-2010, 05:05 AM
I think either early 1999 is when i first started watching MMA.
You want to bet any more on Arreola over Adamek? I actually think Arreola is going to win but I'm pulling for Adamek, and Adamek's boxing skills are so much better (imo) that I think he may be able to outbox Arreola to a decision. What do you say, 20k? 30k? 50k?

M Deezy
03-26-2010, 07:51 AM
You want to bet any more on Arreola over Adamek? I actually think Arreola is going to win but I'm pulling for Adamek, and Adamek's boxing skills are so much better (imo) that I think he may be able to outbox Arreola to a decision. What do you say, 20k? 30k? 50k?

yeah if ur down ill put 50k

Junito-Rulez
03-26-2010, 09:38 PM
2005 - before i used to watch K1, my first MMA fight was probably Akebono VS Royce, then it was Wanderlei vs Crocop, Saku vs Wanderlei and Fedor VS Crocop.

Left2theliver
03-27-2010, 03:02 AM
I saw my first UFC event when i was 12 during UFC 41, BJ Penn vs. Caol Uno 2. Was pretty cool, so i stayed fairly casual with it till I was 14 when i saw UFC 47 and watched PRIDE 10. Then i got hooked...

Dorian
03-27-2010, 12:45 PM
I started paying real attention to it around early 2003.

Anthony342
04-05-2010, 02:14 PM
Since the first UFC event in 1993.

MetalVomit
04-05-2010, 03:58 PM
my buddy got me into it right around the time Matt Hughes was destroying everyone. I'd say about 6 years or so.

F l i c k e r
04-05-2010, 05:31 PM
Tito Ortiz introduced me to MMA, when he faught Ken Shamrock the first time. I wasn't a big fan but I knew it existed. Didn't become a fan until I saw Gomi in Pride Bushido.

I didn't really get into watching the UFC until Rashad Evans kayo'd that one guy with a kick.

I didn't decide to want to fight in MMA until Rashad faught Ortiz though.

aldo.ray
04-05-2010, 05:38 PM
i get into it before 1 year

Equilibrium
04-05-2010, 11:17 PM
15 years or so, didn't have internet back then so i used to rent ufc and other mma tapes from the video store as a kid.

TheNegation
04-05-2010, 11:50 PM
First fight I watched was Liddell/Belfort so about 7 years

Southpaw16BF
04-06-2010, 11:36 AM
First fight I watched was Liddell/Belfort so about 7 years

What made you watch it? And Is there any MMA events that you don't watch?

CONGO CASH
04-06-2010, 12:18 PM
when everyone started rockin those tapout tees

TheNegation
04-06-2010, 01:18 PM
What made you watch it? And Is there any MMA events that you don't watch?

I actually stumbled across it by accident. I had watched boxing a lot beforehand so the combat aspect came pretty easy to me. The ground game was the hardest thing to comprehend, so I ended up taking BJJ and Sub Grappling at a local school a few years later. I didn't REALLY get into as far as watching all the fights and promotions religiously, until the Tito/Chuck fight.

Southpaw16BF
04-06-2010, 01:20 PM
I actually stumbled across it by accident. I had watched boxing a lot beforehand so the combat aspect came pretty easy to me. The ground game was the hardest thing to comprehend, so I ended up taking BJJ and Sub Grappling at a local school a few years later. I didn't REALLY get into as far as watching all the fights and promotions religiously, until the Tito/Chuck fight.

Ha, Interesting story.

Are you a big boxing fan still and what do you prefer?

TheNegation
04-06-2010, 02:10 PM
Ha, Interesting story.

Are you a big boxing fan still and what do you prefer?

I prefer MMA a bit more than boxing simply because it's more diverse and usually more entertaining. However, I still follow all of my favorite boxers (RJJ, Pac, Gamboa, Judah :( are my current active favorites) a lot of my other favorites have retired. I still make an effort to watch the big boxing fights. Like RJJ/Tito, RJJ/Calzaghe, May/DLH, May/Hatton, Pac/Cotto. Pac/DLH, Pac/Hatton, Cotto/Margarito, Mosley/Margarito.


And probably some others ones I'm forgetting.

I don't watch boxing or keep up with it near as much as I used to but I still make an effort.

Left2theliver
04-06-2010, 02:31 PM
when everyone started rockin those tapout tees

**** off dude! I train UFC!!! :boxing: ahhahahaahahahaha

Cuauhtémoc1520
04-06-2010, 02:41 PM
UFC #1 actually......it was like watching some weird **** fight. Seeing these huge men against smaller men, no gloves, it was cool.

kaps
04-06-2010, 03:48 PM
when everyone started rockin those tapout tees

TUF Noob! Ha, I had 1 tapout shirt I bought in 2003 from Mask himself at WEC 6 in Lemoor Ca. This is before Zuffa bought WEC and I was doing work for globalmma as a "reporter". Sat cage side to see the Return of Frank Shamrock, and Nick Diaz broke Joe Hurly's arm. Jeremy Jackson also beat Shonie Carter, it was cool. Never owned another Tapout Shirt though...

Southpaw16BF
04-06-2010, 04:12 PM
TUF Noob! Ha, I had 1 tapout shirt I bought in 2003 from Mask himself at WEC 6 in Lemoor Ca. This is before Zuffa bought WEC and I was doing work for globalmma as a "reporter". Sat cage side to see the Return of Frank Shamrock, and Nick Diaz broke Joe Hurly's arm. Jeremy Jackson also beat Shonie Carter, it was cool. Never owned another Tapout Shirt though...

Is you Job being a MMA writer?

Do you train in MMA?

Southpaw16BF
04-06-2010, 04:13 PM
I prefer MMA a bit more than boxing simply because it's more diverse and usually more entertaining. However, I still follow all of my favorite boxers (RJJ, Pac, Gamboa, Judah :( are my current active favorites) a lot of my other favorites have retired. I still make an effort to watch the big boxing fights. Like RJJ/Tito, RJJ/Calzaghe, May/DLH, May/Hatton, Pac/Cotto. Pac/DLH, Pac/Hatton, Cotto/Margarito, Mosley/Margarito.


And probably some others ones I'm forgetting.

I don't watch boxing or keep up with it near as much as I used to but I still make an effort.

Do you watch MMA such as Dream, Pride FC, Sengoku, Cage Rage etc?

And you been to any live events?

$Natedatpkid$
04-06-2010, 04:22 PM
Watched the first season of TUF. Then lost track of it, then came back around Ortiz-Griffin.

kaps
04-06-2010, 04:24 PM
Is you Job being a MMA writer?

Do you train in MMA?

It wasn't a "job" being that I didn't get paid for it, but I did do work for the website for a while. I trained a little but never serious enough to compete...

Southpaw16BF
04-06-2010, 04:30 PM
It wasn't a "job" being that I didn't get paid for it, but I did do work for the website for a while. I trained a little but never serious enough to compete...

Do you only come on here for the MMA part, never seen you post much in Boxing sections?

Do you like Boxing?

kaps
04-06-2010, 04:36 PM
I like Boxing but don't follow it as closely as I do MMA. I didn't sign up for Boxingscene, they bought globalmma and merged the forums....

Southpaw16BF
04-06-2010, 04:38 PM
I like Boxing but don't follow it as closely as I do MMA. I didn't sign up for Boxingscene, they bought globalmma and merged the forums....

LMAO. I didn't start know that. I always wondered how have you been here longer than BPP.

Do you post on sherdog?

kaps
04-06-2010, 04:41 PM
LMAO. I didn't start know that. I always wondered how have you been here longer than BPP.

Do you post on sherdog?

Not since 2002....

Southpaw16BF
04-06-2010, 04:44 PM
Not since 2002....

Why so long?

kaps
04-06-2010, 04:52 PM
Why so long?

Have you been to sherdog? If you have you know why. I only post here, I do read the UG though...

Stalaggh
04-06-2010, 07:26 PM
I'll never forget, December 9, 2000, PRIDE 12......

Wanderlei Silva vs Dan Henderson, that made me a Wandy fan for life


Though I had heard of MMA when the UFC came to Puerto Rico, think it was UFC 8.....

Anthony342
04-07-2010, 02:09 PM
I've been to sherdog. I asked a question there and got some very angry responses, just because it was an old thread. I was done with that board after that

Aperion
04-07-2010, 04:06 PM
Have you been to sherdog? If you have you know why. I only post here, I do read the UG though...

Lol, yup I'll second your thoughts on Sherdog. The UG is cool.

I was only into boxing when I got cable 5 years ago, then after a year or two slowly and gradually I started to watch some MMA fights on ****e. But that god awful 'Ultimate Fighter' show almost ruined it for me, I hate that stupid show. I used to catch a best of PRIDE show on the comcast sports channel, I think that's where I first learned of Fedor.

Anyway, once I saw a fight end by armbar I was intrigued. I didn't know what the hell that was, so I had to find out. The ground stuff did seem weird, rolling around in guard like that, lol.

KESSLER
04-07-2010, 06:18 PM
I been thinking of signing up at Sherdog, not gonna lie. BoxingScene is the best forum out there though.

Virgil Caine
04-08-2010, 02:41 AM
I been thinking of signing up at Sherdog, not gonna lie. BoxingScene is the best forum out there though.
Nothing wrong with that. I've personally never really felt the need, but do whatever you want man.