Mixed martial arts exists beyond the Ultimate Fighting Championship. In fact, the sport’s lifeblood can be found outside the Octagon.
Didn’t see this earlier this week but it’s a must read for fans of MMA. I try to push regional MMA cards every week because it’s important for these places to be successful so that the sport has a place for young talent to grow. While I don’t agree with some inclusions (I don’t think M-1 should be included. Have it as arguably the #2/3 promotion on the planet. KSW and Shooto should be lower on the list imo), it gives a nice history of promotions a lot of NA fans may not follow.
Go give it a read.