If I didn’t take a chance and do Kage Kombat that Monday night the Octagon and MMA would not be here today. I originated the Octagon wrote the rules for MMA got approved for the first license for MMA. Proved that fans will still come and watch events with no head strikes. I did the first Pankration event ever in my creation the Octagon.
This reporter helped launch this as a accepted sport. She would watch Kage Kombat every night on Cox Cable in Palos Verdes. She called me and asked to cover my event. I said sure you have front row. These were Kyoshin Kai Karate Style / Jiu Jitsu events which CSAC claims light contact in California. No jurisdiction to force us to do fixed fights.