The UFC, or Ultimate Fighting Championship, was created by Art Davie and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu master Rorion Gracie. Davie had the idea of putting together a tournament where fighters from different disciplines would match up in a no-holds-barred-style event. Stricter rules have been implanted over the year, including the addition of weight classes. 86,000 people witnesses the first UFC and ticket sales went through the roof.
Dana White and his right-hand man Lorenzo Feritta took over the UFC marketing and have made the UFC their passion. The UFC has become one of the most profitable sports organizations in the country.
Georges St. Pierre, Randy Couture, Brock Lesnar, Anderson Silva and Conor McGregor are some the big names that put the UFC on the map. If you have not witnessed a UFC match in person you do not know what you have been missing!