Five Interesting Facts About UFC You Probably Didn't Know About

UFC is the biggest MMA promotion in the world. However it has only been around for a few years. Here are a few things fans new to the sport might not know about the UFC.

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The Octagon is inspired
by Chuck Norris

The Octagon has been a constant in all the UFC fights. It was first created by Jason Cusson, he claims it was inspired by the 1980 film, “The Octagon” starring Chuck Norris.

New York had a
ban on the UFC 

New York was the last state to ban the UFC despite many years of lobbying by the organization. However, in 2016, Governor Cuomo signed a bill that lifted the ban.

The UFC belt is
made of gold

The coveted UFC Belt that is always held with pride and esteem after a fighter becomes champion is made of gold and is worth around $333,000.

Stefan Struve is the
tallest UFC fighter

Nicknamed “The Skyscraper,” Stefan Struve from the Netherlands is the tallest UFC fighter with a height of 7’0″.

UFC did not always have weight classes

There were no weight classes in the early UFC. In 1997, at UFC 12, UFC introduced their first two weight divisions, lightweight and heavyweight divisions.

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