Recent viral footage has emerged of the aftermath of a traffic altercation. The video begins with a man on his bike shooting the footage in first person as a driver in a white car cuts him off, going well above the speed limit in a residential area.
The man driving the bike, who also happens to be an ex US Army sergeant, follows the reckless driver to a nearby parking lot situated in front of a Walmart department store. When the driver emerges from his vehicle, the two get into a heated verbal exchange that ultimately ends in a physical confrontation.
What Is The UnderGround?
Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez begins his greatest work with a description of beginning. “At that time Macondo was a village of twenty adobe houses, built on the bank of a river of clear water that ran along a bed of polished stones, which were white and enormous, like prehistoric eggs. The world was so recent that many things lacked names, and in order to indicate them it was necessary to point.”
The UnderGround was founded when mixed martial arts was so recent that many things lacked names, including the sport itself. Kirik Jenness had written the first book on MMA, the 600 page “Fighter’s Notebook.” But there was no known market for it, so the Internet seemed the only possible source. They grabbed some urls for $200 each (there was no GoDaddy yet) and the best sounding one was SubmissionFighting.com. They partnered with an early, early news site called FightingTalk, and the founder of that site suggested calling it “The UnderGround.”
That was in 1998.
Eventually too many people showed up looking for weird things, so they switched to another url they had acquired – mixedmartialarts.com. Then the UFC switched to UFC.tv, so they switched to MMA.tv. Then when the name mixed martial arts became official, they eventually moved their site for the hardcore fanbase back to mixedmartialarts.com.