10 Most Surreal Moments In UFC History

MMA is not like other sports, and that can be both a blessing and a curse.

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A sport born out of a pay-per-view spectacle so barbaric that it caught the attention of some of the most prominent politicians in the world was always going to stand out in the mainstream cultural landscape.

Though the rules of mixed martial arts have increased since the notorious first UFC event back in 1993 in order to better protect the fighters risking their lives inside the cage, MMA remains a largely unrestrictive sport, allowing fighters a variety of different ways to finish their opponents inside the distance.

Couple this with MMA's perpetual position as a weird hybrid of traditional combat sports mixed with some of the promotional antics more commonly associated with professional wrestling and you have a sport with a habit of providing entirely surreal moments on a regular basis.

One only has to look at the recent news that UFC president Dana White is attempting to make the supervillain-esque move of hosting future events on a private island to avoid government regulations surrounding the current global crisis to realise that MMA is not like other sports, and that can be both a blessing and a curse.

 
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