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Best of football brawls

As Super Bowl 50 is upon us today, let us appreciate the fine American sport and one part that sports us fight fans really enjoy, is the fights.
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As Super Bowl 50 is upon us today, let us appreciate the fine American sport and one part that sports us fight fans really enjoy, is the fights. We expect a very respectful game today between one legend of the sport who may be playing in his last football game, and another player who is beginning his legacy.

Now as a fight fan we tend to appreciate a fight no matter where it happens, whether it be in the UFC, on the street, or even when it happens during another sporting event. But when you see these NFL super athletes fight each other, it always makes me scratch my head and wonder why they aren't fighting in the UFC, then I look at the UFC salaries compared to NFL salaries, and then I realize. It also is rather fun to see these guys swing at each other when they have all this equipment on.

But sports fights are some of my personal favorites, as fans we get a chance to see if favorite athletes can really throw down. We all remember when Don Zimmer got thrown to the ground by Pedro Martinez during the whole Yankees-Red Sox feud. Those are the moments that you really want to stick up for your team and players, and you see the passion in them that they are willing to throw hands at each other.

In the NFL instead of the fighters making $30-60,000 per fight the way the UFC does, the NFL fines these players ranging $30,000 for the first offense and close to $60,000 for the second fine. This is part of the reason to enjoy these fights, because if these fighters are willing to drop that kind of bread on a mid-fight game, they must mean it. Or they must be ballers.

Enjoy this compilation of some of the best fights from NFL and NCAA.