Published at Wednesday, December 18th 2019, 15:29:29 PM. sport. By Silana Auger.
Mixed Martial Arts has made the successful leap from underground circuits to mainstream sports. It can thank the Ultimate Fighting Championships for that. The UFC has placed MMA in the global map and its helped MMA become one of the fastest growing sports in America.
Right off the top of most NBA fans heads will be the much maligned class of 1986. The 86 class was fraught with absolute franchise changing bombs that would derail some of the greatest franchises in NBA history for decades. Of the top 10 picks in the draft only two, Chuck Persons and Ron Harper, would play more than 10 seasons in the NBA and two of the top 5 picks would play less than 2 seasons in the NBA.
Arthur Ashe, John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Chris Evert and Billie Jean King helped tennis capture the imagination of the American public. But it was during the days of Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi that tennis peaked in the United States. Before Federer, Sampras was the yardstick for Grand Slam success. Agassi became the sport’s rockstar.