The SmarK Rant for Ultimate Fighting Championship IV

The Ultimate Fighting Championship IV

– Immediately the atmosphere is way different, with a smaller venue in Tulsa and a more redneck and bloodthirsty crowd than you’d see now.  The hosts are Bruce Beck and Jim Brown (a former football player) and they REALLY make you long for Mike Goldberg.  The soundbites from each fighter are also a far cry from the slicker production values presented today on Spike TV, to say the least.   “Hi, I’m Steve Jennum, and I’m here to defend my title.”  There’s no Tito Ortiz here, lemme tell you.

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The SmarK Rant for Ultimate Fighting Championship #1: The Beginning!

UFC #1 – The Beginning (November 1993)

– Since nobody read these on Heavy.com during the time I was writing for them, before they abruptly stopped paying me, I figure I might as well start posting here to coincide with the UFC shows in the Observer Flashbacks. 

– No Rules! No Judges’ Scores! No Time Limits! How times change.

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