Top Five – Roman Reigns Wins At Fastlane

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Top Five – NJPW Stars Defect To WWE

NJPW Stars Defect To WWE

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Top Five – Seth Rollins’ Injury Means A Reshuffling At The Top

Seth Rollins' Injury

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FGB Radio – UFC 167 Preview + 20th Anniversary Memories

UFC 167 preview

Jason Hagholm, aka @dadrrtywhyteboi, who has been away for a bit, rejoins us to talk UFC 167, the 20th Anniversary of the company, and some thoughts about the early years.

Here are some of the things we talked about:

– First memories as well as our favorite fights of the first few years
– When we started following it closely
– The WWE’s influence
– Some of the first big fights we remember
– Our favorite fighters over the years
– UFC 167 preview including a look at all the main fights
– The rest of the UFC year

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Royce Gracie is Forever Young

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UFC 2: No Way Out – Royce Gracie Does It Again

There were a couple interesting things to come out of UFC 2, even though the card itself wasn’t all that entertaining.

The first is that it was successful. The first show did about 80,000 PPV buys, which is a pretty good number in that of itself, even though the show wasn’t profitable. But based on word of mouth (and I’d guess a whole lot of tape trading of the first show), the second show did better and it set off the idea that you could run a series of these shows.

The second thing to come out of UFC 2 is that one of the more notable people in UFC history, Big John McCarthy was the referee of the show.

In an experiment, the tournament was increased from 8 fighters to 16 and thus, the winner (and first runner up) would have to fight four times on the show. From what I understand, this was done because none of the fights on the first show went long. But because there wasn’t enough time to air what would amount to fifteen matches, the show started at the very end of the first round with Royce Gracie facing off against karate fighter Minoki Ichihara. But just 12 seconds into the fight, Gracie took the karate away from Ichihara and took him down. He stayed on top of him for the entire fight, making for a terrible opening bout. But Gracie pulled off an armbar that got the crowd excited some five minutes later.
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