Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Evolution of UFC.

I strongly dislike UFC and WEC. I just don't like watching people beat another person to a bloody pulp.  When I was young my dad got us into WWF: World Wrestling Federation.

The "OG". When it was still:

(They had to give up their name to World Wildlife Fund):
(Hee hee)

We faithfully watched Macho Man, Hulk Hogan, the British Bulldogs, Andre the Giant, Tito Santana, Bret Hart, Stone Cold Steve Austin.......and on and on. I actually can't believe how easy those names came to me. I remember when my dad took my brother and I to go see a WWF match. I must have been 9 or 10; It was one of those larger than life experiences. We were so excited that we were actually watching Hulk Hogan live. They were nose bleed seats, but we didn't care. In that moment we were the coolest kids we knew, and we had the foam finger to prove it. I have no idea why in the world we would get sucked into the horrible soap opera that was WWF. It was my UFC, I guess. I decided to look up some old WWF footage on YouTube. Oh. My. Goodness. See for yourself:

I couldn't get through the video. Yikes.
Nonetheless: WWF, you'll always hold a special place in my heart, no matter how ridiculously staged you were.
Eventually we could no longer be blind to this, and we let it go.  I can't expect the world to still hold on to the theatrics of WWF, but what happened to boxing? I can tolerate boxing.  
Maybe not.  Now that I think of it, I don't think I've actually seen an entire boxing match.   This ultimate fighter bs is really hard to stomach. I read on Wikipedia that someone referred to UFC as "Human Cockfighting" (fine, it was John Mccain, but don't let that take away from it) That's exactly what it is. I'm actually really excited that I stumbled on that, I'm going to use it ALL the time to express just how much I dislike UFC. I know Chad loves it, as do so many other people, but when I think of UFC, all I can think of is human cockfighting.   
Damn it! I wish I thought of that first!!

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