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Fighting for a Generation: 20 Years of the UFC (2013)

Not Rated | | Documentary | TV Movie 5 November 2013
Fighting for a Generation: 20 Years of the UFC is an oral and visual documentary on the two decade rise of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Over 60 interviews were conducted over a 4 ... See full summary »

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Fighting for a Generation: 20 Years of the UFC is an oral and visual documentary on the two decade rise of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Over 60 interviews were conducted over a 4 month period to let the viewer truly understand how the UFC has become what it is today. From the early days, dealing with political pressure and financial hardships to successfully building a worldwide brand, the UFC has gone through struggles that no other sports franchise has faced only to come out on the winning end. With the 20 year anniversary of UFC 1 occurring in November 2013, the UFC wanted to celebrate in a way that would give the fans an inside look at the meteoric rise of one of the top sports franchises in the world. Written by Anonymous

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5 November 2013 (USA) See more »

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The Ultimate Story of UFC from Beginning to 2013
7 December 2014 | by nodnarb_aokSee all my reviews

I was very moved by this documentary. I started a workout at the gym and lucked out with 'Fighting for a Generation: 20 Years of the UFC' just beginning on the sports channel. By the end of my workout I was standing and watching transfixed. I actually waited for a commercial break so I could run up to my motel room and watch the rest without missing a moment.

The trials, tribulations and triumphs the franchise journeyed through is storybook material and from my perspective, not a crazed fan but a well rounded viewer who started at the start, this documentary has in it as much as any fiction writer could have dreamed up.

In early 1990's after watching the first few UFCs and Royce Gracie's grappling dominance amidst a frenzy of blood and violence I was both shocked that such craziness was allowed and surprised that a wiry skillful fighter could bring a submission style to the game and come out on top. One thing I was sure of is someone was going to end up losing their life in there.

This documentary helped me see that despite first appearances the sport has enough controls and checks to prevent the participants from danger more so than boxing. Also I got to pick up on all that I missed when UFC disappeared into its Dark Ages era. In the end it fueled my fan hood with the drama, iconic champions and events that led it to rise up again.

A must watch for any who are even remotely fans of MMA and the UFC.


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