Football, the greatest sport on Earth

25-best-football-w_1484507cIt is undeniable fact that football is considered to be one of the most-played sports all over the world. In some countries, this sport considered being a sacred one. And even some countries adopt the ball in their national flag, Brazil for an instance. It is very rare these days where you can find any place on this planet where people do not play this astonishing sport.

Believed to be born in Europe more hundreds of years ago, this sport has rapidly grown into a magnificent entertainment all over the world with capitalism reaching trillions of US Dollars as of today.

Some major football leagues

soccer-fileminimizerIt is well known to all football enthusiasts and lovers that Europe has been the center of attention and attractions of football for decades. This is the place where most top football clubs in the world are located and originated.

The continent has some of the best and major football leagues in the world. England Premier League (EPL) is certainly sitting on top of the list. Seria-A in Italy could be the next to Spanish football league. Let’s not forget the German with their Bundesliga where many top players from all over the world are playing.

bigstadiumFootball is a great business and commercially very large. Trillions of US Dollars are circling in this sport. Some top players have a yearly contract with an astonishing amount of money.

Recently, Pogba, African originated football player, a British citizen, reached more than 100 Million Euro contract and elected to be the most expensive football player on the planet, leaving the well-known Christiano Ronaldo behind after years sitting on the top of the list. And we do not seem to be able to see the end as the trend of increasingly expensive players seems to be getting high from time to time.

Growing trend of MMA

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Martial arts, until less than 4 decades ago, are more to be a skill of self-defence against any possible life threatening attacks from any other (usually) human being. The sports aspect of this has not much considered being sport enough to be played in an arena. So, that is how it was with martial arts.

The skills have been taught and well passed for thousands of years. Believed that modern martial arts have their root from the ancient Kalaripayat skill of self-defence in the ancient India from more than 5000 years ago.

The skill then brought to China by the greatest Bodhi Dharma who thought Buddhism nearly 3000 years ago and then transformed to be what so-called Kung Fu as we know today.

From thousands of years journey, the martial arts have been well grown and developed into more complicated ground fighting skill as we know today as Mixed Martial Art

How it all started?

easports_mma_screenshot_656x369It is believed that a person named Robert Gracie from early 20th century to be the first person where mixed martial art was played in real ground. Back then, he challenged countless numbers of people to beat him on a bare hand fighting and he won all of them with no single loss at all. He became so famous and that is where Gracie Jiu Jitsu all started back then.

mmaThen, 2 decades ago, a formal fighting area and entertainment show were introduced. UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) started and (guess what) Robert Gracie’s grandson named Royce Gracie won the 1st title and few more titles afterwards. That increased the famous of the sport.

Today, MMA is a great entertainment and business at the same time. Fighting clubs are all over the place and Brazil, where Brazilian Jiu Jitsu was originated, remain one of the places where famous fighters are born.