Originally Posted by Jeff C.
Since UFC 1, the days when there were no gloves and head butting was just another weapon in ones arsenal.
One so aptly used by the likes of Royce Gracie in his day. Yep, the good old days, Tank Abbott, Mark Coleman, Ken Shamrock, Kimo..... Think Randy can take Brock? Good thing I didn't Bet on the Faber / Brown fight. I didn't think Brian Stann would loose either though.
That's what I miss and why I don't watch anymore. They took a great sport and turned it into a game so that they could get it sanctioned and on TV.
They changed the rules putting in time limits and "stand ups" if the players are on the ground too long. Can't have those advertisers getting bored watching something they don't understand now can we? No more ground kicks to finish, no more elbow points on the mat...
bah, put em on a bare floor with a dirty soup spoon in the middle that is legal to use in any fashion by the first man to it. Last man standing wins.
That's opened the doors for the takedown artists to win by "points". I miss Igor and DOn Frye and Tank and Frank Shamrock, Conan, Silva, Bas, Dan Severn and the whole crew from the early UFC's.
It was so much more fun to watch back then.