Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Flashback: The Underground Combat League - 12.11.11


From 2003 to 2012, the only consistent option for watching MMA fights up close and personal in New York City was the Underground Combat League. At the UCL, aspiring fighters took on fakes and wannabes, thugs squared up against martial artists, and about an equal number of the truly talented battled it out with stone-cold psychopaths and villains. The rules were nebulous. Safety precautions were nonexistent. And to know of an upcoming event was to be part of an extremely selective circle of people.

Yeah, it was awesome.

Here's one such event, which took place somewhere in the Bronx. Take a stroll down memory lane and soak in the images.

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