After a long delay, the Old School MMA Review returns with a look at one of the worst (if not worst of all time) events in the history of the UFC.
From the Cobo Arena in Detroit, Michigan on May 17, 1996, “UFC 9: Clash of the Titans” was the first UFC event to bypass the one-night eight-man tournament format, and replace it with a card of single fights with essentially no meaning whatsoever, aside from the main event, a rematch between Ken Shamrock and Dan Severn for the UFC Superfight Title, which featured 35 minutes of stalking around the ring and nary a strike thrown.
Also on UFC 9, the underwhelming octagon debuts of Amaury Bitetti, Matt Anderson, and Rafael Carino, the return of previous losers Zane Frazier and Cal Worsham, new up-and-comer’s Don Frye and Gary Goodridge showing us more about themselves, and the one-time appearance of arguably one of the greatest athletes that has ever graced the UFC, Mark Schultz. This is an event for the ages, stuffed to the brim with internet polls, filler, and all sorts of other irrelevant nonsense as Zane Simon and The Fight Nerd do their best to survive this awful event, and make you suffer in return for making us have to sit through it! Enjoy!
You can check out my article on what really happened during the Severn VS Shamrock 2 fight with quotes from Severn, Shamrock, Big John McCarthy, and Bob Meyrowitz at this link here!
If you want to torture yourself, you can order UFC 9 on Amazon.com at this link here , which has since been renamed Motor City Madness (because you would be mad to want to watch this).