As big as we all think mixed martial arts is, it still has a long way to go in the U.S. and around the world. For a reality check, watch Chris Leben explain what he does and the growth of MMA to a pair of blokes in Birmingham.
The one local said he lived in Dallas in the past and gets how big the sport is in the U.S. The other dude seems completely disinterested.
The Brits explain that the idea that locals would hang out at bars on fight night to watch the UFC, doesn't work in the U.K. (4:17 mark).
I'm really curious to see how the insane guy at the end of the video did with his weight cut bet. Any normal person who tries to duel a fighter in cutting weight is insane.
- Chris Leben