Mixed martial arts has, over a relatively short period of time, evolved from something resembling Bloodsport into the most complete and complex combat sport in the world. Along the way, MMA ran into its fair share of obstacles and earned even more detractors; there were dark days, when the sport was all but completely banned and the world’s best fighters were relegated to competing in underground competitions.
Now, the sport is close to breaking into the mainstream, with the best fighters earning millions and getting offered roles in Hollywood blockbusters. Though those dark days are, hopefully, far behind us, it’s always important to respect history, acknowledge roots and learn from past mistakes.
That’s why you should watch the trailer for The History of MMA below, and get excited.