Originally Posted by killerinstinct
Peopel have said that the 1st couple of UFC's were fixed for Gracie.I don't believe this.Some people think this b/c the Gracies owned the 1st couple of UFCs.I've also heard that the Gracie/Hughes fight and the Shamrock/Franklin fights were rigged ,but I seriously doubt there's any truth to that other than that I haven't heard of any serious claims of fights being rigged.
Hmm...I think that the first couple of UFC fights weren't fixed so much as the fighters that were fighting were not top caliber (exccept for Royce). Looking most of the contestants in the early UFC, those guys were not very well rounded.
I didn't see Shamrock/Franklin fight, but the Hughes/Gracie fight was not fixed. Gracie's arm was nearly snapped at the elbow during that match and you can see Hughes straining with all his might to rip that joint in half. Gracie is just one Gumby-like fighter.