Usually these people are in dead in jobs and that’s where their jobs will remain, in their dreams. When I was younger my dream job used to be professional wrestler, yeah yeah I know, it’s fake, everyone and their dog has told me that, you think I don’t know? It’s still entertaining and as a child I idolized people like Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart, The British Bulldog.
I watch it even now and sometimes if it warrants it, stop up late and watch it live. But recently, over the past few years or so that dream has changed, my love for another sport has taken over, a sport no one can deny is fake, that sport is Mixed Martial Arts.
I absolutely love MMA, more now than I have ever done, I remember watching Ken Shamrock in the early days of UFC, The Most Dangerous Man on the Planet! Legitimate tough guys in real fights, over the years the UFC has started to become more regulated and more like an actual sport, it’s quickly over coming the popularity of boxing, give me guys like Georges St. Pierre and Michael Bisping over Floyd Mayweather and David Haye any day.
Don’t get me wrong, I like the occasional boxing match but I’d much rather be watching a UFC card, Ultimate Fighting Championship is revolutionizing this business and it’s giving the lesser companies more of a chance to become well known in the United States and in the United Kingdom, for years I have watched The Ultimate Fighter, a reality show where fighters fight for a chance of winning an Ultimate Fighter contract, usually with two rival judges who also fight at the end of the season.
I loved the most recent season with Jason Miller and England’s own Michael Bisping, that show alone has produced some awesome fights and awesome fighters, the first season won by Forrest Griffin, a man who had his arm broken while being in an arm bar in a previous fight, got to his feet and knocked the guy out with his good arm, you think you could do that? I’d be rolling around crying for sure.
Miller did England proud when he out-worked and out-classed Miller and won the fight via TKO. Then today I watched this past weekends UFC 140 Machida-Jones card, this was one of the best events I have ever seen!
Not only did you have some crazy Korean guy win a fight in 7 seconds of the first round via knockout, you had another legend Tito Ortiz get his ass handed to him, the main event saw Lyoto Machida, a guy who has only lost twice in his career fall to the rising Jon Jones, a guy who has never been beaten (he has one loss due to accidental disqualification) and the co-main event was Frank Mir vs. Noguiera.
If you don’t follow UFC you won’t have any clue who of these people are, naturally, but if you are mildly interested in MMA I urge you to watch this event, I was on the edge of my seat the entire time.
Frank Mir, a guy who used to be very dangerous before having a bike accident a few years ago has fought hard to get to the back of his game and in this fight he accomplished that when not only did he beat his opponent, but BROKE HIS ARM!
Here is a video I took while it played on my laptop…
How sick is that?!
So if you ask me what my dream job would be now, it would be this, Mixed Martial Arts is something I would love to do for a living, I have been in fights yeah, pub brawls and whatnot, but this is a whole other level and I’d love to be this guy or the guy from the film Warrior played by Tom Hardy.
Perhaps one day I’ll manage to get in shape and actually go for this dream!
Anyway thanks for reading! The past day I have written two guest posts on two other blogs, the first one on Joely Roely’s blog, Quirkey Monkey which is about beauty product reviews, I give my candid review of Lynx’s latest product “Lynx Excite”.
I also give my review of the film Warrior on DarkJade’s The Dark Globe and why it’s not only the best film I’ve seen all year but one of my favourite films of all time!
Check them out!