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    What you you guys remember from the early days of UK MMA???

    Which fighters / trainers stand out and why? What events clearly stand from the others in the old days????

    What memories stand out most???


    From the top of my head.... Lee Hasdell's Total Fight Nights, Phil Norman knocking out Tony Somers (one of Geoff Thompson's lads) with a vicious high kick, meeting and training with Lee Hasdell.

    Alex Evans destroying virtually everyone and at one point was ranked as the best middleweight in the UK.

    Danny Batten's war with Neil McLeod at one of Andy Jardine's Millenium Brawl events.

    Mark Day breaking Jawad Khan's leg with a Heel Hook at Lee Hasdell's Night of the Samurai event - this was a jiu-jitsu match in a cage.

    Lee Murray knocking out Pele - I forget the name of the event but it was one the London Shoot boys promoted....

    Wow - I could go on and on.... Your turn guys!!!

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    bloody hell Jogs i remember all of them.

    a few things that stand out for me are:

    Battens wars with McLeod and Salhan.

    Chris Bacon making Lee Murrays face look like mince meat.

    Millenium Brawl 4 when the French came over, the atmosphere was unbelievable.

    Andy Cooper Vrs Michael Johnson a 3 round war.

    Chris Milward showing Judo does have a place in MMA.

    Lee Murray Koing that dude in 4 seconds.

    Jon Thorpe looking unstoppable.

    i could go on all day....
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    Long sunday drives to Chippenham
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheUnfitOne View Post
    Long sunday drives to Chippenham
    Least you had a car and didn't have to wait all night for the train/coach. Or walk like 8 miles around Bristol when it was there.

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    Long sunday drives to Chippenham
    LOL *awaits the sadams brigade to turn up*

    another few:

    Ian Freeman smashing Travis Fulton to pieces.

    Jeremy Bailey socking kicking John Williamson and him acting like a bitch afterwards

    Chris Ballard going into a trance then smashing fools with his spinning kicks etc
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    im not as old school some, only really been around the scene since 02/03 (ish). Some memories that stick out:

    fighting ian margerisson on the first (?) cagewarriors event at gangwarily leisure centre in southampton somewhere.

    when cagewarriors was a "down south" show instead of an "oop north" show

    cage rage events at cesars palace. long days for me getting there early to help put dougies cage up at the venue and then not getting home till 2/3/4am after taking it down again

    gconn and graham day going balls out for 3 rounds and the eventual winner day puking in his trophy as he left the cage

    ross pettifer leg break

    de souza vs attalla at the first fcfn
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    gconn and graham day going balls out for 3 rounds and the eventual winner day puking in his trophy as he left the cage

    ross pettifer leg break

    de souza vs attalla at the first fcfn
    all derserve a mention!!!

    Dav Vs Connolly was a WAR AND A HALF!!!!

    Abdul Mohammed Vs Andy Cooper
    Sandy Geddes Vs John Nicholson

    Two other wars that spring to mind

    Sandy Geddes KO'ing Steve Dempsey twice in the same fight.
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    [QUOTE=graham cooke;194812]im not as old school some, only really been around the scene since 02/03 (ish). Some memories that stick out:

    fighting ian margerisson on the first (?) cagewarriors event at gangwarily leisure centre in southampton somewhere.

    does anyone happen to have this event on video/dvd? i also fought on this show against chris freebourn.never seen it

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    I got old style photographs (remember those) of my good self at Lee Hasdell's first shows in MK, I was doing sports massage, got pix with James Zikic at the show in 98 and pix of Dave van de Veen and Peter Djikman, think he fought Lee Hasdell that night, October 5 1997, beat that!!

    Will see if I can scan the photo in and post on here, got one with Geoff T and one with Chris Dolman but not in mi scrap book any more!


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    when cagewarriors was a "down south" show instead of an "oop north" show

    cage rage events at cesars palace. long days for me getting there early to help put dougies cage up at the venue and then not getting home till 2/3/4am after taking it down again

    gconn and graham day going balls out for 3 rounds and the eventual winner day puking in his trophy as he left the cage

    ross pettifer leg break

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    I thought I imagined him spewing in the trophy!! That was a crazy fight.
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