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When did you get into MMA??

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When did you get into MMA?
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2003 11 14%
2004 6 8%
2005 12 15%
2006 11 14%
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Stickan

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I got into MMA late 2001 when a guy showed me the Wandy - Mezger fight.

What about you guys? When did you start following MMA and what got you into it?

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Post #1   2/28/07 10:36:09AM   

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Bout 4 years ago , w/ ufc 1 . Watched it just for the blood and violence , but after watchin a few events i started to see that it was more about skill then just ppl punchin each other in the face or balls.

Now im obsessed.

Post #2   2/28/07 11:30:34AM   

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I got hooked on mma around 2002/2003.

I remember finding a site called Sherdog, and a bunch of nifty little highlights on Sherdog of people such as Vovchanchyn, Sakuraba, Sakurai, Silva, and Hoost.

I was immediately addicted.

Now I'm here.

Post #3   2/28/07 1:05:09PM   

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Ordered my first PPV in 96 (might have been 97 or 95) I don't remember. It was UFC 7 or 8, the one where Marco 'King of the Streets' Ruas took out Paul 'Polar Bear' Varlens in the finals, and there was a superfight as well... Shamrock / Tektorov??? maybe??? I can't remember off the top of my head...

I took a few years off in the late 90's and then got back into it 2000-01 somewhere around there...

I was almost totally a UFC guy until a few years back (2003 or so) when I started buying Pride DVD's left and right...

I am officially addicted to all MMA...

Post #4   2/28/07 1:33:45PM   

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Post #5   2/28/07 5:36:41PM   

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UFC 1. A buddy of mine had a tape of the first UFC and showed it to me. Been hooked ever since

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Post #7   2/28/07 7:32:58PM   

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2007

now 'give props'

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Posted by argile

2007

now 'give props'



i dont want to!

Post #9   2/28/07 7:57:41PM   

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UFC 1. My brother and I were taking Iate Karate together, and there was an ad for it in Blackbelt Magazine, or some such thing. We had to go to my grandmothers house to watch it, as it was barely on any cable networks, but it changed our lives. I thought Teila Tuli was going to win the whole thing.

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Started back watching it around TUF 2 I think which ever TUF had melvin, and all them. I'm a TUF baby lol :(


I did know about it back in the day like ufc 1-10 ect, but didn't watch it like I do now.

Post #11   3/1/07 1:16:21AM   

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Around 2000, i was watching The Crow cuz someone taped it for me, so then the tape kept playing and about 10 minutes into the credits, previously recorded ufc footage comes on, its Jens vs. John Lewis, as soon as i saw that KO i was was like what the the hell is this (in a good way). From there on little by little i became an addict.

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i was into the ufc at the first 1.. i remember sitting on the couch with my cousin say i want to be just like gracie....

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Post #13   3/1/07 7:20:26AM   

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i got into MMA from watching Patrick Cote fight Steve Vigneault (in UCC\TKO). Then i started watching KOTC events. Both of these were on Cable TV. Long before i had heard of theUFC i was wathcin those events

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2003.

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