Episode 242 - The Evolution of MMA with Michael Thomsen

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Today, our guest is Michael Thomsen, author of the book "Cage Kings". We get to chat about his book on the evolution of MMA as a sport, the business that grew out of it, how the economics of the 1990s and early 2000s influenced public perception of the sport, reality television, the financial aspect of fighting, watching a sport in which CTE is an inescapable reality, the paradox of empathy in MMA, the beauty and horror of MMA, and much more! Please, check out all the new things I started (a YouTube page for History on Fire, Substack, Patreon, Instagram, etc.). All the links are at https://linktr.ee/danielebolelli