Friday Five: 5 Promotions that Ushered MMA Through its Darkest Days

Cage Nation Patch MMABy: Albert Cameron – There is an ugly truth about MMA that is extremely important that we can’t forget: it wasn’t always “seasons of the Ultimate Fighter,” “UFC on Fox,” and “Bellator every Friday night.” There was a time in our sport’s history when it carried a very heavy stigma of being brutal, brainless, and was the victim of many legislative witch hunts. Presidential hopeful John McCain (Senator, Arizona) took up the cause of having the very infant sport of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) completely eradicated. This week’s Friday Five is dedicated to five promotions that kept MMA strong through those witch hunts and help shape MMA into the sport that we’ve all come to love. Continue reading “Friday Five: 5 Promotions that Ushered MMA Through its Darkest Days”