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    UKFF Worst Thread of the Year: 2018

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    Old Mainstream Coverage of MMA

    A February 21, 1997 article form the Times Daily, another Alabama newspaper. It is about how the mayor of Dothan (Alfred Saliba) was opposed to Chip Bailey's bill to ban MMA. He seemed to be of the opinion that it was unnecessary and that Chip had more pressing issues he should be dealing with. Transcribed from Google News. So, typos will be down to me. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=11 ... iley&hl=en
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    Old Mainstream Coverage of MMA

    An editorial from The Tuscaloosa News which ran on February 21, 1997 and strongly backs state senator Chip Bailey's attempt to ban MMA. The editorial states that deaths had occurred at MMA events in Alabama. This isn't true. I suspect that when they make that statement they are mixing up MMA events and toughman contests. Anyway, In 1997 The Tuscaloosa News really, really didn't like MMA. Transcribed from Google News. So, typos will be down to me and not the good people at the The Tuscaloosa News http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Ws ... ting&hl=en
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    Old Mainstream Coverage of MMA

    An Associated Press article that ran in The Tuscaloosa News on February 20, 1997. The article is about an Alabama State Senator (a gentleman named Chip Bailey) attempting to ban MMA. It is dated thirteen days after UFC 12 took place in Dothan - UFC 12 being the event that was moved from New York to Alabama at the last minute due to issues with sanctioning in New York. Transcribed from Google News. So, typos will be down to me and not the good people at the A.P. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Wc ... ting&hl=en
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    Old Mainstream Coverage of MMA

    A New York Times piece on UFC 12. There is no author byline listed on the article. This article seems to have heavily influenced the AP piece about the event, which was posted previously in the thread. When the AP piece says, "Information from The New York Times is included in this report." I would imagine that it is referencing the article below. http://www.nytimes.com/1997/02/09/nyreg ... -fare.html
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    Old Mainstream Coverage of MMA

    The February 26, 2003 edition of Mark Madden's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette column. One of the subjects it deals with is the future of Mike Tyson. Four days earlier Tyson had annihilated Clifford Etienne in his first fight back after losing to Lewis. Mark suggests that the UFC could be a possible option for Tyson, that Tyson would be a big PPV draw for the UFC, that him fighting Tank Abbott in the UFC might draw more money on PPV than a rematch with Lewis and that that Abbott would annihilate Tyson in an MMA fight. I'll give Mark that Tyson in the UFC would certainly have improved their PPV numbers. Let's put it this way, I have my doubts about the rest. Transcribed from Google News. So, typos will be down to me. Some of the odd punctuation is down to the original column though. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=RP ... bott&hl=en For context... Mike Tyson Vs Clifford Etienne (The Pyramid, Memphis, Tennessee, USA) (February 22, 2003) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TYXa3tzIfY
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    Old Mainstream Coverage of MMA

    A 2003 BBC article on Rosi Sexton. Inside Out is a documentary series so there would have been a show (or a segment of a show) in which Rosi featured to go along with this. http://www.bbc.co.uk/insideout/northwes ... arts.shtml
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    Old Mainstream Coverage of MMA

    A very brief article that ran in the Toledo Blade on March 26, 2004. It's about Richard Simmons allegedly assaulting a gentleman named Chris Farney. Farney is a salesman for Harley Davidson but he is described as having fought MMA. Transcribed from Google News. So, typos will be down to me. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=hF ... ting&hl=en
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    Old Mainstream Coverage of MMA

    A profile of Caleb Mitchell that ran in the East Bay Express in the summer of 2002. Micthell has an interesting life story and it makes for an interesting article. It's well written (in terms of expression and giving you an insight into someone's life) but there are a few errors when it comes down to the wider sport of MMA. Most notably the writer seems to be under the impression that Rorion and not Royce was the Gracie's representative in the early UFCs. http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/c ... lText=true
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    Old Mainstream Coverage of MMA

    A 2003 interview from The Believer magazine with Ashida Kim, who is a ninja. He makes reference to the UFC. http://www.believermag.com/issues/20030 ... erview_kim
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    Old Mainstream Coverage of MMA

    A March 1997 article from the Washington City Paper. It is of its time. http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/arti ... hting-man/
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    Old Mainstream Coverage of MMA

    An article that ran in The Sun on July 13, 2002. This was the day when UFC 38: Brawl at the Hall graced the Royal Albert Hall. http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sp ... easts.html
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    Old Mainstream Coverage of MMA

    An article that ran in The Sun in April 2002 - this was when the UFC announced that they were going to be holding an event in the UK. http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/fe ... Brawl.html
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    Old Mainstream Coverage of MMA

    An article that ran in the New York Times in December 1995. It is about the problems that the UFC were encountering in Denver. http://www.nytimes.com/1995/12/10/us/mo ... tml?src=pm
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    Old Mainstream Coverage of MMA

    An article that ran in in New York Times on July 28, 1995. It's about boxing but the UFC does get a brief mention. The author, Richard Sandomir, had previously written a piece about the UFC back in March 1994, which is posted further back in the thread. http://www.nytimes.com/1995/07/28/sport ... tml?src=pm
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