Super Fight League was supposed to be India's introduction to big-time mixed martial arts. Production values! Dancing girls! Giant hosses throwing bones!
Mixed martial arts, we are told, has universal appeal. Fighting, after all, is the most primal and natural form of human expression. The sport is huge in America, Canada, Japan and Brazil. Why not India?
That was the thought process that led to Super Fight League. India has a population of 1.2 billion people. If you captured even a fraction of the populace, there was money to be made.
But could Super Fight League have possibly made any fans today in Mumbai? Only if Indians enjoy absurd train wrecks as much as we do. Because, man, this show was a mess!
Can you make the case that Super Fight League is one of the most ridiculous cards of all time? You bet. Shall we proceed?