Reviving a National Pastime: China's RUFF Hunting for ‘The Yao Ming of MMA'31 Mar 2012 - mmafighting.com | read 524 times
It started harmlessly enough. Brandon Resnick, a teenager from Shanghai who fell in love with jiu-jitsu at the age of eight, had one of those type of ideas kids have. Why wasn't there major mixed martial arts in China, he asked, naively ignoring a governmental stranglehold on organized competition. Someone should start a national promotion, he suggested. And just like that, the seeds were planted. Five years later the government-sanctioned Ranik Ultimate Fighting Federation (RUFF) kicked off it… Read entire story...
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