Friday, April 20, 2007

My Study Break This Weekend

Are You Like Me?
Are you…
1. A fan of boxing?
2. Disenchanted with the current state of that sport (even with the De La Hoya – Mayweather fight just around the corner)?
3. Looking for something to fill that void?

If any of the above statements describe you then watch (or record, or Tivo)
UFC 70 at 9:00 pm eastern on Spike Tv. Some of the best sports programming I’ve seen in the last year has been in the fast growing sport of mixed martial arts and this is a chance to watch what was supposed to be a pay per view event for free on basic cable (This fight card was originally intended to be broadcast on HBO, however the UFC and HBO couldn’t get a deal done in time).

If you’ve never watched UFC before, or if it has been a while for you, be sure to watch a few fights before you make up your mind one way or the other. What looks like a boring fight with two guys just rolling around to a beginner is likely a very exciting fight with both guys going for various submission moves.

Here are a few pages to read if you’re new to the UFC or mixed martial arts in general:

  1. General Facts On the UFC and mixed martial arts
  2. Rules of the UFC
  3. Descriptions of the fighting styles you'll see
  4. Video's of techniques used in the Octagon
  5. History of the UFC company

Also, I just realized that the countdown show to UFC 70 will be showing on Spike from 6:00-7:00 (followed by two more hours of some older fights being shown before the show), so that would be one good way to understand the background behind the fights taking place on the show at 9:00

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