ESPN Announces 30 For 30 On UFC
The 30 For 30 Series created by ESPN’s podcast vertical has announced on their website that they will be featuring an episode on the creation of the UFC. The audio documentary will be released on November 14th, and is being called “No Rules: The Birth of UFC.”
The UFC episode is one of five to be released over a five-week span by ESPN. The documentary will focus on the development of the organization and their first event on November 12, 1993 in Denver. The documentary will feature interviews with two of the creators of the combat sports brand, Art Davie, Rorion Gracie, as well as the original centerpiece of the UFC, Royce Gracie, and one of the first breakout stars in Ken Shamrock.
Below is the synopsis for the episode and you can listen to a trailer for the podcasts on the 30 for 30 website.
In the early 1990s, salesman Art Davie and Brazilian jiu-jitsu master Rorion Gracie set out to answer a simple riddle: Who is the ultimate fighter? A wrestler? A boxer? A martial arts master? The answer, in the form of the first-ever ‘Ultimate Fighting Championship’ (UFC), was more violent and electrifying than anything else on TV. In the aftermath, a multi-billion-dollar sport was born, but Art and Rorion were left to watch others get all the credit. Featuring interviews with: Art Davie, co-creator of UFC; Rorion Gracie, co-creator of UFC; Royce Gracie, UFC Hall of Famer; Ken Shamrock, UFC Hall of Famer