UFC brought MMA back to our lives much quicker than many people expected. The highest tier of the sport came back in May to a lesser extent, giving all fans of the sport a lift during difficult times. But the lower levels of the sport have not had such good fortune, with many matches remaining postponed and events cancelled. For those that attend local bouts and have missed out, we have some top ways to stay in tune with the sport for the time being.
1. Watch YouTube Tutorials
If you are an aspiring fighter yourself, there are some fantastic tutorials available online. Just by visiting YouTube, you will find some exceptional coaches providing free tutorials and fighting analysis. This could be key to helping you develop as an intelligent fighter, and even if you are not an athlete but just a fan, these tutorials can help you understand more about the sport we enjoy so much.
2. Play Games
If you want to stay in the competitive zone but want a more relaxed form of entertainment, there are some incredible MMA games out there right now. The UFC video game series is one of the best out there. But if you want to play a fighter themed game and want a chance of winning cash, you might enjoy the Street Fighter 2 slot game, which can be found at any reputable casino. With a payout above 96% and developed by the slot gaming industry’s leading group – NetEnt – this is a great title for combat fans.
3. Listen to MMA Podcasts
More great fight content can be found online with podcasters. And we’re not just talking about Joe Rogan. One of the leading MMA podcasts around right now is You're Welcome, hosted by UFC legend Chael Sonnen. Lots more legends of the sport appear on the show, and no punches are pulled when discussing topics on or off subject. The Fighter and the Kid and UFC Unfiltered are two other options too.
4. Watch MMA Movies
If you are not a podcast person but are a movie buff, there have been so many exceptional MMA and combat films that should be watched or watched again. Some examples of great films include:
- · Redbelt
- · Warrior
- · Fightville
- · The Hammer
Or if you want to watch a documentary, then we recommend Choke. It follows legend Rickson Gracie in the lead up to a tournament including 3 fights in 5 hours! Learn how the founders of MMA and older generation prepared for fights in this good watch.
These are some great hobbies to fill the time while you are waiting for your local MMA events to come back or your boxing gym to reopen.