When the first UFC event took place in 1993 I don't think too many people thought it would become what it has - a monster. What's odd about it is that mixed styles of sport combat have been around since at least the early Greek practice of Pankration became a part of the Olympic Games in the 7th century B.C. Catch wrestling was created in the late 1800's, Vale Tudo in the 1920's and shoot wrestling ("Shooto") in the '70's. Is the current incarnation of MMA just a phase we're going through or is it here to stay? If it's just a phase, what do you think is the next step in its development?