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Name: Maurice Forrester
Member since: February 12, 2002
Last visit: August 04, 2012

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First documented US MMA death.

The UFC was running in commission states and rules were both in place and enforced before Zuffa bought the company. Dana White has done a lot to popularize the sport, but he can't take credit for either creating or enforcing the rules. Dave Meltzer has done the best reporting on this issue but unfortunately most of his work isn't on the web. I agree completely on the comparison to boxing.

posted by maurice at 03:50 PM on December 03, 2007

First documented US MMA death.

That's because before Dana White took over the UFC, it was pretty much 'Survival of the Fitess' since people would eye-gouge, bite & throw low blows. This is simply not true. The first UFC run by Zuffa and Dana White was UFC 30 and most of the rules used today were in place by then including weight classes, mandatory use of gloves, and limits on what areas that could be targeted for strikes. Even UFC 1 had rules against eye gouging and biting. There is a pretty good overview here

posted by maurice at 09:29 AM on December 03, 2007

A Mixed Martial Arts Super Bowl?

I'm not sure it's good news for everyone. For the fighters, there's fewer promoters and that's going to impact the payoffs. That said, I'm looking forward to seeing some great fights.

posted by maurice at 01:08 PM on March 28, 2007

Germany v Korea is semifinal 1.

I've got Germany in the office pool, so that's who I'm rooting for. If I didn't have money riding on this, I'd be pulling for Turkey.

posted by maurice at 02:46 PM on June 24, 2002

Tyson fit as a butchers dog,

I know that Tyson is washed up and that Lewis is likely to win early ... but I'm still tempted to get the PPV. I get sucked in by the spectacle of the whole thing.

posted by maurice at 08:04 AM on June 07, 2002

What if You Could Put The 2000 Lakers vs The 83 Lakers

Hmmm... The 1962 Mets beat the 1932 Yankees?

posted by maurice at 11:55 AM on March 08, 2002