By Jonathan Snowden
From the last word scuffling with Championship's (UFC) meager beginnings to its present-day glory, this in-depth chronology finds the entire information needed to appreciate the modern international of combined martial arts, the place the backroom deal-making is as fierce because the battling. among the UFC's controversial president, Dana White, the political persecution that the game has suffered from politicians like John McCain, and the tumultuous careers of its maximum stars, combined martial arts (MMA) pageant has garnered greater than its fair proportion of the spotlight in fresh years. This thorough background presents lovers with the full tale at the back of the last word combating Championship, together with profiles of MMA's maximum stars similar to Ken Shamrock; the titanic acclaim for combined martial arts occasions in Japan; the impression of the Fertitta relations, whose Las Vegas connections opened the door for the UFC to be triumphant; and, ultimately, Spike TV’s position in making combined martial arts a nationwide obsession.
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