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Remember the birth of the UFC

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Royce vs. Jimmerson, in 1993. Photo: UFC

Good morning and welcome back to the Brazil Sports newsletter. On this week’s edition: the birth of the UFC and the strange process of creating a brand-new sport. Plus, Palmeiras: champions last year, crisis this year. What went wrong? Happy reading!

The birth of the UFC

The idea of a “new sport” is something that sounds strange to the ear. The sports we know and love are often well over a hundred years old, so the thought of creating something new seems confusing and frankly unlikely. However, martial arts fans were faced with this situation back in 1993, and the...

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