Everyone likes to have a good time, but for every good party, there’s nearly always a hooligan or two waiting to crash it.
In this case, at the annual Carnival festival held in Brazil, two young men approach a shirtless party-goer looking for trouble. Fortunately, his friend watches the entire altercation take place from afar and comes in guns blazing when they begin to attack his beleaguered comrade. He dispatches both of them quickly— sending one of them fleeing and the other to the hospital.
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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.