Dana White has been telling anyone who’ll listen that people just love fighting. He’s been saying this for years, saying it every time a member of a media outlet questions his claim that MMA will become the biggest sport in the world and the UFC will be leading the charge.
2011 has been the biggest year in the history of the company, and a lot of that has had to do with a host of exciting fights that have been put off. They’re the types of fights that make you think White might be onto something.
On Saturday night in Houston, a featherweight barnburner between Nam Phan and Leonard Garcia stole the show, with Phan’s technique and quickness winning the day over Garcia’s go-for-broke styling. It became an instant classic, and has people already clamouring for a third meeting between the two.
Let’s take a look at a few more of the best this year has seen.