MMA Timeline Mixed Martial Arts

Mixed Martial Arts MMA Timeline Family Tree    Endeavor Era 2017 Mainstream 2005 UFC-Zuffa Era 2001 Pride 1997 UFC-SEG Era 1995 UFC- WOW Era 1993 Pancrase 1992 Shooto 1986 Tough Guy Law 1983 Tough Guys 1979 Ali vs Inoki 1976 Bruce Lee Early...

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Tough Guys Doc

Tough Guys Doc

 The Tough Guys Doc Set it Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the late 1970s and early 1980s.  The film chronicles the rise and fall of MMA before the UFC. The “Tough Guys” are coming to a screen near you.  The film, inspired by Godfathers...

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First state to ban MMA

First state to ban MMA

MMA and the Law The first state to ban MMA Mixed Martial Arts in America – Pennsylvania 1983   Most Mixed martial arts suffered a knockdown in 1983, over a decade before the UFC was created.  Causal mixed martial arts fans believe the...

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Dana Doubleday

Dana Doubleday The impact of the “Zuffa Myth” By Bill Viola Jr. Americans have always been smitten with folklore; be it Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed, or Davey Crockett, we just can’t help ourselves. The national pastime is no...

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Super Fighters League (SFL)

Before fighting was “Ultimate” it was “Super” The first mixed martial arts league in history was the SFL (Super Fighters League) Established in 1980 decades before the UFC would become a household name. See some of CV...

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Tough Guy Contest

By Anne Madarasz, Director of the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum Tough Guy Contest http://journals.psu.edu/wph/article/viewFile/58821/58547   Tough Guys! It started with barroom boasting and has grown into a sport followed by millions on...

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Godfathers of MMA The Book

Godfathers of MMA The Book

  Reserve your copy of the new book Godfathers of MMA today! What do an NFL star, a United States Secret Service Agent, Sylvester Stallone’s bodyguard, and Muhammad Ali’s sparring partner all have in common?  They were all characters cast in...

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Who is the father of MMA?

Who is real father of modern mixed martial arts? We examine the complicated question. Who’s Your Daddy?  MMA style… Alexander Cartwright, James Naismith and Walter Camp all share a similar rite of passage, each has been honored as the...

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MMA History Book

MMA History Book

Godfathers of MMA The Book Godfathers of MMA is a new book that reveals the untold history of American mixed martial arts.  The first league in history, a decade before the UFC: CV (Caliguri and Viola) Productions was the first MMA based...

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