As the Ultimate Fighting Championship prepares for UFC 100 on Saturday, I think one of the best things it's doing is taking time to reflect on the history of the sport. The above video is a good example.
When you look back on the first 20 or so UFC events, it's kind of shocking how much less athletic the fighters were, and how much less sophisticated the fighting techniques were. Even in the early days, MMA wasn't quite the barbaric no-holds-barred brawl that its detractors made it out to be, but it wasn't the great sport it is today, either.
So as we approach the historic UFC 100 event, let's all remember to enjoy and celebrate the sport's history while also appreciating the way the sport has improved. There's never been a better time to be an MMA fan than right now.