Future of MMA is in a fantastic position right now moving forward because of the growth of the UFC, The UFC is becoming one of the most popular professional sport organizations in the world. The fighters are way better today than in the past, It’s not even close! I’m excited for what the next wave of talent holds, Hundreds of teenagers have the potential to become champions and change the game of fighting. Change the game of fighting just like George St Pierre and Jon Jones gave coaches a hard time. Fired up for what ESPN and UFC does together, Subscribed to ESPN plus which is only five dollars a month! UFC having a contract with ESPN will dramatically grow the UFC brand, Other MMA promotions follow in line. Always talk about UFC being the BEST MMA promotion in the world but in 2nd place is Bellator. Bellator is actually getting a lot better, I recommend watching it on the Paramount network which used to be Spike TV. Bellator has the best Welterweight in the world Rory MacDonald, Gegard Mousasi whose one of the best middleweights in the world, Ryan Bader a DOUBLE CHAMP. Ryan Bader won the Bellator light heavyweight and heavyweight title, Perhaps top 5 heavyweight fighter in the world. My dream is for Bellator to compete with the UFC, It would be the best thing for everybody.
Back in the early 2000’s there was a MMA promotion in Japan called Pride. Pride has the best heavyweight division in the world and their roster was absolutely talented. At a time Pride was better than the UFC because the talent was incredible and Pride had a crazy fan base. Pride would sell out stadiums that hold 60,000 to 90,000 people. Pride had some of the best fights of the 2000’s. Arguably having the best fighter of the 2000’s which is Fedor Emelianenko, Fedor is my favorite fighter of all time. Overall Pride was an incredible promotion in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. Hopefully Bellator becomes the NEW pride and finds new talent. It would be amazing for Bellator and UFC neck and neck with each other. Bellator and UFC also competing for signing prospects and signing free agents, But that’s for another blog.