The Ultimate Fighting Championship, or UFC, is one of the most brutal sports hosting most of the top-ranked fighters in mixed marital arts. Showcasing fighters from around the world specializing in different disciplines including boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, wrestling, Muay Thai, karate and other styles, the UFC sought to identify the most effective martial art in a real fight.
The first American event was held in 1993 in Denver, Colorado and the violent nature of the burgeoning sport draw the attention of the U.S. authorities. Senator John McCain himself led a campaign to ban UFC, calling it human cockfighting.
Since then it has gained in popularity to the point that today UFC events are Televised in 150 countries and 22 languages. Despite the controversy on its brutality and violence it has quickly become one of the fastest growing sport worldwide, producing millionaire revenues.