Over the course of the UFC's short history, naysayers have not been in short supply. But there were people who had enough vision to see that MMA would grow into what we know it as today. Ron Van Clief, a former commissioner of the UFC and the oldest man ever to take the Octagon, is one of those people.
In this video, he calls the UFC the sport of the 21st Century, and foretells that there will be a UFC 100. Considering this was said at UFC 5, it was quite a bold prediction. But here we are, just a few months away from fulfilling Van Clief's prophesy.
Thanks to reader David Abou-Halaka of Torrance, Calif. for sharing!
- Ron Van Clief