Officially Played Out: Ultimate Fighting StoriesHey, you know what would make a great sports trend story? Something about how all that ultimate fighting stuff is getting really popular. Gee, what will it do to boxing? Did you know Senator John McCain once called it "human cockfighting?" But now it's really popular on pay-per-view and stuff? Oh, it all goes along with the rise of mixed martial arts, or MMA to people in-the-know. You could even let some fighter guy actually kick you! It'll be great. Yes, this story needs to be permanently retired until somebody can come up with a new angle for it. Because all people really want to see is ultimate fighters getting knockedafuckout. Like so: