Originally Posted by Starbuck
MMA newb-tard here lol. I want to watch a couple of fights but have no clue at all where to start. I have Lesnar/Velasquez from UFC 121 ready to go when I get the chance to watch it but I'm open to any and all suggestions of anything else I should consider looking at. Any help would be nice
You'll proably get a million different answers here, if you want to really explore the history then this list is pretty decent for significant fights
Of recent times, just off the top of my head
Dan Henderson V Shogun Rua -widely agreed best fight of recent times, just an all-out brutal fucking war, Joe Rogan claims it to be the best fight he's ever seen (if you care about his opinion)
All of Jon Jones fights from 2011, or any time really, he's had the most dominant rise in mma history and his vicious creativity is a joy to behold.
While trying to convert a few friends to mma recently I showed them loads of different stuff and almost all of them immeadiately latched on to most Nick Diaz strikeforce fights, I think theyre all on youtube.
Speaking of Diaz, his brother Nate had an awesome war Vs Donald Cerrone last dec, defo check that one out (its from the Lesnar v Overeem card).
Korean Zombie Vs Dustin Poirer -its impossible not to love the zombie, this one is a thriller.
If you haven't seen it,Lesnars fight with Shane Carwin is amazing too, Brock taking a beatdown, smiling between rounds, then winning, I dont think I ever marked out more watching a fight as that.
And while youre at it you should check out Anderson Silva V Forrest Griffen to see maybe the most hilariously dominant and stylish victory in history, its only a few mins long and I never ever get sick the fight or this gif
His first fight with Sonnen is a real thriller too, for much different reasons.
Im sure im forgetting loads but thats a few to keep you entertained for a while.