Re: Internatational Fight League
I see. I agree. I can watch the UFC 2 over and over again, however, I do watch the "new generation", and there is much to learn, but with all the rules and the guys learning to exploit them, and the level of effectiveness/efficiency in tactics constantly improving it misses that raw edge for sure.
Same thing happened to NASCAR with me. I love racing on the grassroots level, but once you have all the rules and eliminate all the possible variables except driver skill and it becomes such a science, it loses the joy.
I do cringe at the early years though as the inexperiences of Big John McCarthy, the disparity of the fighters in many cases made for some very dangerous and unnecessary situations.
I think though that it still serves to be a cutting edge sport that we can learn from in many ways.
Your right though, it has lost its Je ne sais quoi! c'est la vie!