MMA: The 25 Most Compelling "What Ifs" in the Sport's History

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MMA: The 25 Most Compelling

Despite the relatively short history of modern mixed martial arts there have been many crucial points at which the fate of the sport—as well as the fate of the athletes within the sport—was decided.

From events taking place before the UFC was created up until more modern times, there have always been junctions where the swelling popularity of MMA could have taken a turn for the worse or been catapulted even further into popularity or some other calamitous/favorable could have happened.

What are these "what if" moments embedded throughout MMA history? What alternate reality would have unfolded if the historical choices/circumstances did not occur?

These questions have previously been answered in a previous article detailing the 11 most compelling "what ifs" in MMA history but 11 simply wasn't enough; there were too many "what ifs" left unanswered.

Thus, here is an expanded version of the slideshow complete with 14 more "what ifs" for your reading pleasure as well as the original 11.

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