Take it from a lifelong sports fan: MMA is the easiest sport to get obsessed about.
I love football, baseball and basketball as much as the next guy, but my love for those sports grew from a lifetime of watching them on television. My love for MMA grew above and beyond those sports—with the exception of football—in less than a decade.
The sport's easier to understand because everyone gets fighting. Its electrifying knockouts and smooth submissions on the ground draw the fans in, and then they start to appreciate everything that sets up those knockouts and submissions. At least that's what happened in my case.
And once you're hooked, there's no turning back. It's almost a lifestyle change, and you find yourself doing things you thought you'd never do.
Such things can be seen in this slideshow, as these are 25 ways you know you're obsessed with the sport.