Some of my favorite early UFC fights are the classic matchups between Dan and Ken. Ken was clearly the more complete fighter but it’s evident that Severn made some progress between their first and second fights.
Here Joe Rogan and Eddie Bravo reminisce over Bravo’s wins over Royler Gracie. This was perhaps what broke the final vestige of “Gracie Invincibility” and made it clear that there were jiu-jitsu/grappling schools that had surpassed the Gracie academy,
“Develop your body as a weapon” -Frank Shamrock Here Frank Shamrock gives newcomers some overall philosophical advice and then specific training exercises. Aside from building up your cardio and helping you lose weight, these exercises also work the muscles you use in
Awesome podcast with three of my favorite people. Eddie explains the rubber guard in this video. He has taken a lot of (unwarranted IMO) flak for his modifications. In this video, he explains his reasoning.
A little-known sparring session between Rickson Gracie and Chuck Norris. Norris invited the Gracies to his school and they eventually got into a sparring session.
Frank throws some knees to the back of the head (from bottom). He was disqualified as Renzo was unable to discontinue. It’s easy to roll ones’ eyes and claim that Renzo took the easy way out, and some people did. However, given
A quick fight between Frank Shamrock and an outmatched Cesar Gracie. Kudos to Cesar for stepping up.
An excellent war between two of MMA’s earliest gladiators.
Ken reminisces on his fights with Royce Gracie.
This is one of MMA’s early milestones. While Royce was dominating the early UFC’s, wrestlers were beginning to realize they had some potential in the octagon. This fight goes 16 minutes at which point Gracie catches Dan Severn in a triangle. Arguably