Cool man, I play box lacrosse and always get asked about how to scrap when it comes down to it and I usually say "eyes/hands up, CHIN down. The contender show is awesome cause there's drama, suspense, victory, and defeat all in one show. I like how they break down the fights and show hard hits from each fighter throughout the fight so you can't really see a winner until it's announced. The winner of the first season was Sergio Mora and before his big break into fame he fought a friend of mine (Les Ralston, Buffalo,NY) in which both were undefeated and Mora handed Ralston his first loss. The MMA is also taking off in popularity like crazy. I watch it but not as much as boxing. Check out knockoutfactory.com and you'll see MMA and Boxing. It's where I train at but they're aiming towards MMA recognition and kind of leaving boxing for wimps like me. But I'm a puncher/banger not a wrestler/grappler.