Check out this article posted on Bloody Elbow, entitled The Forgotten Golden Age of Mixed Martial Arts – Part IV: Ultimate Fighting of the Belle Époque. We posted about the 3rd part in this series a while back, and this final installment is even better.
It is quite a long read, so if you’re looking for something to read on the throne, this isn’t it. It is however a must read for anyone with an interest in the history of martial arts or wrestling. The epilogue even goes on to talk about the “dark ages” of martial arts development in the 20th century, and the reasons for this period of ignorance. Anyway, give it a read chaps.