Never really even thought about MMA in RCF, but as I looked around and entered this Other Sports Forum I was a little surprised there was no MMA thread. MMA is one of the fastest growing sports in both popularity and participation. There are a ton of great things constantly going on, and it being a non-seasonal sport really appeals to me. Right now, the newest version of TUF(The Ultimate Fighter) is in mid-season form, with one of the craziest knockout kicks I have ever seen just going down a couple weeks ago. The latest edition of UFC featured a female main event for the first time in UFC history. Of course reigning champ Ronda Roussey won with an arm bar, but it was actually a pretty entertaining fight for the little bit it lasted. Looking ahead, the next fight I am really looking forward to is GSP(George St Pierre) vs Nick Diaz(couple weeks on PPV). GSP has some serious ill will for Diaz because he feels like the dude has no class. GSP is one of the most feared and respected fighters in MMA right now. He is one half of the super fight so many are dying to see: GSP vs Anderson "Spider" Silva, who many consider the pound for pound best fighter in the sport today. UFC President Dana White seems to think a bigger fight would be Silva vs Jon Bones Jones, the sports preeminant up n comer today, and has planted the seed to get something in ink within the year. Bellatore also offers some excellent fighters, and they currently have a nice tournament going on. They show a lot of live fights on Spike right now, the next ones being this Thursday. There's 2 middleweight fights and 2 featherweight fights, all semifinals, to determine finals matchups on Mar 21. I used to be a huge boxing fan, but with all the transgressions over the last couple of decades they have really lost a ton of support, with many questioning the integrity of what used to be a great sport. MMA is pretty much supplanting it's long held spot at the top of fighting sports, and is finally start to get past the notion that is just a couple of dudes barbarically beating the brains out of each other(although the good thing is it's definitely got an element of that!). But, these are highly skilled, incredibly fit athletes that are as well conditioned as the top athletes in the world, and maybe even more than most. Anyways, this seems like an overdue thread. Kind of interested to see how many RCF'ers are as into MMA as I am.