Local MMA Gaining Strength: A WCF Preview

Nick ColonSenior Analyst INovember 7, 2008

Yes, it's from rings like the one shown above where some of the greatest fighters in mixed martial arts have come.

Everyone starts off at shows where they expect to fight for little-to-nothing pay and lives paycheck-to-paycheck. However, times have changed, my friends.

What used to be considered small shows are now actually quite the opposite. This is the case with the World Championship Fighting organization.

The next event held by the WCF is scheduled for Nov. 14, and it will be the fifth rendition held by the WCF. If it's anything like the first four, I highly recommend attending, if possible.

The WCF showcases many young local stars, yet, each and every time out, the promotion seems to put on a better edition of the last event, and every fight has always been stellar. From guys like Dan Bonnell, who fights out of Team Renzo Gracie (NH), all the way to the guys known outside of local MMA such as Dan Lauzon and Sam Hoger, the action is always great.

Need proof? I've got your proof.

Out of 37 fights dating back to WCF 2, only seven of them have been decisions. Every other fight has been decided by submission, KO, or TKO (with the exception of one disqualification).

Need I say more? Sure, why not?

The WCF promotion gives fans what they want (as if great fights weren't enough). On top of the stacked fight cards they provide, they also get UFC stars such as Marcus Davis, Kenny "Kenflo" Florian, Joe Lauzon, and Jorge Rivera to come sign autographs at each event. This is very gracious on both the fighters' part and the management at the WCF's.

To top it all off, expect the unexpected. This is true, as when at WCF 2 special guest Dana White came to take in the WCF experience and the fighters let him know what they had to offer, to say the least.

So, if you're one of those fight fans who sticks to the mainstream MMA with the big promotions, that's fine. However, if you get a chance to go see any local MMA events, I highly recommend doing so. I know I'll be at WCF 5.