The UFC is a weird place right now. Much like in the real golden era of boxing in the 1960’s, pop culture is starting to swarm towards MMA. Stars like Conor McGregor and Ronda Rousey have helped catapult the sport in to mainstream media.
Following years of trying to promote the image of a legitimate sport, it seems mixed martial arts is pretty much there. The early days of the UFC were a far cry from the polished and professional looking promotion of today.
Conor McGregor Helped Make MMA Huge
The fascination with fighting is clearly not limited to the athletes who compete. Stars from TV, movies, pro wrestling and the music world can be seen frequently at UFC events. One particular actor who has become involved somewhat is ‘The Mountain’ from Game of Thrones.
Hafthor Bjornsson, the actor who plays The Mountain, became the subject of a viral MMA video recently. He sparred with UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor and the MMA world loved it. Well, apart from Roy Nelson.
UFC heavyweight knockout artist Roy Nelson is renowned for his one-punch finishes and incredibly durable chin. Out of 21 wins, ‘Big Country’ has 14 knockouts and has only been finished twice in his career.
He was asked questions about Jean Claude Van Damme and The Mountain this week…